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Re: 500,000-Seat GNU/Linux Deployment in Brazil

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____/ JeffM on Sunday 18 Sep 2011 20:02 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>https://lwn.net/Articles/455972/
>>
> Good article.
> 
> The part about countries where a box costs 6 months' salary
> and where they have mandated Open Source policies
> yet the lower functionaries will *still* pick Windoze
> (because of ignorance of their options)
> shows poor dissemination of knowledge in the organizations.
> 
> The part about using a claim of planned Linux deployment
> as a wedge to get discounts from payware vendors
> reminds me of the opposite case
> (Sweaty's failed trip to Munich).
> 
> The mention of lobbying, politics, and money (graft)
> is also not seen often enough in such articles.

The ones I write typically *focus* on these issues. But to quote LWN,
"...that the open source community has no response to these
 gambits, even when they are based entirely on FUD and distortion."


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