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LXer 11-09-2006 12:21 AM

LXer: Charities shun open source code
 
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In the computing world, open-source software is often taken to mean free - so why would a charity choose to fork out good money for proprietary software?

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Emmanuel_uk 11-20-2006 07:23 AM

shame that this interview has been given so much profile,
if you google for charity linux this is one of the first hit.
Whereas there must 100s of charities doing very well with linux
thank you very much.
For example the one laptop per child? (Whatever people think of it)

I understand/read that there was a radio interview going
as well, and the comments about the understanding of
OSS by the interviewee was poor.
Is this confirmed? Can anybody comment?
(Must find link again)

Anyhow looking for good examples of linux advocacy
for charities (pdf, presentation material etc)
I am starting from here

http://www.socialsource.org.uk/pmwik...s/OSSResources
http://www.volresource.org.uk/swit/miscsw.htm

I cannot get hold of
http://jono.dyndns.org/temp/linuxforcharities-pre.pdf
despite the sounding interesting name linuxforcharities.pdf or


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