Wallonia Uses FLOSS Applications

“The majority (75%) of municipalities in the Walloon region of Belgium are now using open source software and services. In the region 261 cities, towns, villages and other public administrations are using 8 open source-based solutions that are centrally managed and maintained”
See Majority of towns in Wallonia now use open source
All the advantages of FLOSS in education are now being exploited by governments world wide. This is just one of many examples. Further, by using these flexible FLOSS web applications, they are gaining less dependence on TOOS (That Other OS). It’s all good.

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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11 Responses to Wallonia Uses FLOSS Applications

  1. oiaohm says:

    IMIO presentation at the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017 (video)

    Grece in the attached video they do mention using libreoffice server. What you did not watch before comment and would have paid to.

    I did watch the video I did my fact right. So every bit your comment was wrong. Including saying openoffice when the text article said clearly Libreoffice. Even now your research is incomplete the video was provide because the write up is like summary of the video. Making comments based only on summary is how to make an ass out of yourself for being incorrect. Of your you are not going to say sorry for insulting me when you were absolutely in the wrong. Be warned the site Robert linked to there is known for doing summaries and putting the complete at the end over and over again.

    Of the 10 core applications, 8 are built using many open source components, including Python, Plone CMS/Zope, LibreOffice, Docker and Postgresql.
    Funny for not mentioned.
    Not once does the article in question mention using Libreoffice, nor did I ever mention Libreoffice on a server.
    Roberts post is a summery of summery with link included.

    Oh, they discovered This is your mistake. Wallonia has not release any documentation that they are using Firefox or Openoffice. The link Robert provides tells you that they are using Libreoffice server side. If you dig into there IT policies their browser is chrome. So they did not discover and use the applications you claims. So you were making up a lie. You like calling me who lies but the reality here you do it way often.

    Before claiming somewhere uses something please do your research first.

    The title Robert used clearly gave a name of party being Wallonia. So any software usage claim better be correct and it worse when Robert has provide a link that gives a limit list to pick from.

  2. Grece says:

    Dearest Fifi,

    Not once does the article in question mention using Libreoffice, nor did I ever mention Libreoffice on a server.

    Kindly go stuff yourself,


  3. oiaohm says:

    Grece it was you who did not understand the context. Libreoffice server side does not work on Windows. So your complete rant was wrong.

  4. Grece says:

    Dear Autistic Dyslexic Wonder,

    I dare say that Forrest Gump is smarter than you are. You literally do not understand what the context of what I said, nor will I explain it to you. Get Stuffed.

  5. oiaohm says:

    Grece so still attempting to be a smart ass when I am complete right on this topic. Nothing about what you posted matched what Robert was talking about.

    They are not using Openoffice or firefox. Its Libreoffice and chrome/chromium. And libreoffice is being used server side and the server side in their example is Linux. So what Robert was referring was a using Linux example.

    So Grece you had everything wrong in your first post not a single point correct.

  6. Grece says:

    The “point out” is that you are mistaken, there never was a “complete wrong”. Please compose “complete right” sentence, instead of being out of point.

  7. oiaohm says:

    Grece so every time you are point out for being complete wrong you post insulting.

    Since they are using server provided libreoffice this kinda says Libreoffice went the right route with focus on delivery of a end company server edition. A product Microsoft Office is still lacking.

  8. Grece says:

    Hey dummy, just shut-up and crawl back into your proverbial basement. You’re to stupid to comprehend, that I was making a sarcastic analogy. Really, when are you going to be able to compose a functioning sentence?

  9. oiaohm says:

    Grece really lean to read. OpenOffice is not mentioned Once.

    The is a libreoffice solution. Please note this is desktop solution being talking about this is a web service solution at a 55euro/60 USD TCO per user per year setup. Yes that is total include hardware costs that is covered in the video.

    Libreoffice in this case is not running on the desktop but in the web browser. So it s very interesting presentation due to reducing the desktop to needing nothing more than a web browser. By the TCO you would be looking at most likely Linux OS. Windows most likely would not have a TCO that low.

  10. DrLoser says:

    Oh, Robert?

    This post is interesting too.

    Just … not very much.

  11. Grece says:

    No one cares about Belgium, its a muzzie sheet-hole.

    Oh, they discovered Firefox and OpenOffice, whoopee! Using FLOSS apps is very different then say using Linux outright, wouldn’t you agree?

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