Bern Takes The Next Step Towards Free/Libre Open Source Software

“the city approved a CHF 843,00 (about EUR 750,000) proof of concept study for a switch to open source desktop solutions. The proposal was supported by a clear majority in the council, with 49 votes in favour and 18 against.”
See City of Bern starts open desktop proof of concept
The last time I visited Switzerland I was impressed with how well they dressed, how little they smiled in public, how smooth were their railways, how efficient were their banks and how much they charged for chocolate…

Of course, that was many years ago when I had only a little grey hair. Now they seem to recognize that the world can and does make its own software and that sharing that software is a practical and efficient solution to the problems of IT from top to bottom.

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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