“the city has replaced more and more costly proprietary software solutions by open source alternatives, gaining substantial savings, says Raitis Roze, deputy director at the cityâ€™s IT department. â€œWe also implemented open source IT management tools, enabling us to manage a complex system with a relatively small IT staff.â€
The city administration has been using free and open source software solutions since 2009. The open source policy is fully supported by the townâ€™s politicians, â€œThe biggest challenge is changing user habits when switching to a new e-mail system, changing the work domain, or replacing the document management solution,â€ says Roze, â€œHowever, over time, staff members get accustomed to the changes.”
See Latvian Ventspils controls costs with open sourceChuckle. While Munich anguishes over considering returning to slavery, Ventspils relishes the freedom of Free/Libre Open Source software. How deniers of Software Freedom have to twist themselves into knots to deny the benefits of FLOSS. Amazing.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.