FLOSS, Naturally

“Just over half (52%) of small and medium-sized companies and 85% of larger firms use free software, the Observatorio da Sociedade da Información e a Modernización de Galicia reports on 19 May. Most-used free software solutions include web browsers and office tools, next to operating systems, email software, and solutions for enterprise resource management and customer relations.
The most-cited reasons for using free and open source are lower costs (80%) and vendor-independence (46%).”
See Majority of companies in Galicia use open source
Schools being similar to small and medium-sized businesses, it’s not surprising they value the same things we did when we adopted FireFox, LibreOffice and GNU/Linux in schools. I especially liked the flexibility FLOSS licensing gave. We didn’t need to work anything through the budget all the way through multiple levels of bureaucracy. If the boss said go, we went.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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