>(Baguette's) National Assembly just voted in favor of a bill in favor for a "République numérique"
>One of the major points was encouraging the public sector to use FREE SOFTWARE.
What does /g/ think of our non-proprietary-software Nation ?
Would Stallman be proud of us ?
>github of the debates
it won't work.
They will switch back eventually.
Lots of other places have tried this and most eventually turn back
>productivity goes down
>users need retraining
>support requests go way way up
>the change over costs money too
Imagine if they insisting on using dvorak in gov offices and meanwhile everyone else used qwerty.. its sort of like that, its doomed to fail
>In particular, having to repaginate and tweak a number of documents due to a lack of compatibility between the proprietary and the open source systems translated into a considerable waste of time and productivity. The management estimates that every day roughly 300 employees had to spend up to 15 minutes each sorting out such issues.
Shit is never so cut and dry.
But we should waste some money, do a study and go with whatever solution is cheaper which I'm fine with, but to claim that free/open source will be cheaper blindly is just plain stupid
>lack of compatibility
This is more advocating for never changing one part of your system without changing the rest to match than against free software
Or even better, using formats designed for interoperability instead of lockdown
How is the government of France going to force the rest of the planet to conform to their "open" standards? What's going to happen is businesses will continue to use what they want to use and be annoyed that each time they interact with the government all their documents are fucked up. That proprietary standards have become entrenched is unfortunate but unless you can able to create a one world government with absolute dictatorial powers, ignoring the reality of what the vast majority uses is only going to lead to frustration and inefficiency for you and a competitive advantage for everybody else.
Right around the time it is no longer illegal to record the Eiffel Tower during its light show. France has its share of pants on head retarded IP laws and really shouldn't lecture anyone else about openness and freedom.
Not all the stuff they run has an open source/free solution, think outside of the office suit kind of bullshit
They went with what they did due to cost constraints.
Go with Linux and then write your own custom application ($$$) and then support it yourself ($$$) or the this vendor does the same thing for the fraction of the price up front just has licensing fees per user.
What you mention is basically what Munich did, they wanted to go away from MS and be independent even if it cost more.
>n fact, the original 2003 study projected that the “proprietary solution,” based on Windows and Microsoft Office, would have cost 35 million Euro, or about 2.5 million Euro less than the open-source alternative after accounting for personnel and training costs.
I mean whatever works, but we should look at the full picture rather than only the price of software.
>use what they want to use
>the people they try to interface with aren't using the proprietary standard
>keep using the proprietary standard instead of the extremely well documented, patent-free, literally-no-excuse-to-not-support-it format
>get mad when problems arise
Isn't that how IE died?
Businesses won't start leaving France just because of libre document formats.
>oh no! we need to use this free software to file our tax forms! better close up shop and move to germany! maybe the customers will leave too
said no-one ever
Where money is to be made, people will make it.
Germany moved away from Microsoft because Microsoft is in bed with the US government and would gladly hand all German citizen information over without a moment's hesitation. I'd say that independence on Microsoft would be worth the "2.5 million Euro" difference, after accounting for personnel and training costs (which are a cost in any shift from what you're using)
There's been quite the FUD campaign against Munich's efforts; most of the complaints are hearsay from top officials who just happen to be close to Microsoft
München is still using GNU/Linux.
There were some spooky tales told by Microsoft about how the city was unable to computer, but nothing big ever came of it and they are still using LiMux fine.
and from this day forth every monday of the year will be known as the national "first I just have to fix my config" day
>Be Faggot French Socialist
>Be so against my country I would give up any chance of winning an election, just to keep Nationalists from winning
>Realize the only strategy I know as a Frenchman is to retreat.
>Do exactly that and pull my Socialist candidate from the race, and vote for the Conservative instead.
>Claim victory by electing my rivals
French Socialist Logic
Too bad baguettistan has permanent martial law
You bitter cunt, a lot of public institutions and universities in Europe use free software alternatives which always have a layer of compatibility with proprietary software.
Go back to your great murrica(tm), choke on some capita-burgerz(c) and die. Bitch.
>they should have relied on Google's botnet before trying to free themselves from Microsoft's botnet
They should have used applications which don't actively shun freely available formats
No it's a joke. They're still teaching M$ to our children.
>French concept of freedom revealed to be unsustainable in the face of modern circumstances
>public demands 'freedom' nonetheless
>American ideologist provides a ready-to-use redefinition of freedom
>this kind of wordplay is not compelling to quality people, but the proles are so easy to manipulate that they'll fall for it
i believe it, slap debian stable on gnome classic, send an email offering help to set up, and explain that libreoffice is essentially word. after some chaos the hours sspent on tech support will pay off the SLAs
>What does /g/ think of our non-proprietary-software Nation ?
They still force you in school to learn closed software and get cuck by Microsoft.
>Would Stallman be proud of us ?
Stallman already expressed his views about Hollande and Valls's government and how it's using internet as a method of mass control, you mustn't ignore that.
Socialism is the enemy of your freedom. Socialists hates you for using free software.
Uuuh... pretty much, >>52887950 this.
The people in this thread are clueless about the political situation in France or Europe. We still have hopes for 2017.
All those stories about linux costing more that windows are just FUD by some people and mostly coming from microsoft.
If you didn't knew, you're retarded to not know how to check an information.
I mean, even without looking for a long time you could get it
I don't remember the full story but remember this part
>new mayor is elected
>microsoft represent come to munich
>few days later they announce they'll study if linux cost more than windows or not
>articles starts telling limux was shit
>Stop making deals with microsoft
>start using free software at schools
>young people will be used to linux instead of microsoft
>young people will be used to libre office instead of ms office
>Nobody will use windows anymore
Actually socialists are enemies of the freedom, but so do the Republicains and the FN.
The ones that seems to give a fuck are the green party and Melanchon, which is socialist, but a real one unlike the PS.
Seriously, I hope he will be here in 2017. He got some nice projects for France that doesn't seems bad at all (he wants a 6th republic to give less power to politicians and more to the citizens, he actually said a lot of good things toward technology in general and his view about using personal data).
Les Republicains are a bunch of old idiots. PS are a bunch of incompetent. FN is filled with retarded people.
That's our political situation of France.
We should just try every parties and maybe we'll find the good ones (FN and green party shouldn't even be tried)
>>One of the major points was encouraging the public sector to use FREE SOFTWARE.
You're like 5 years late. The public sector is ALREADY replacing as much software they can with free software.
All the police uses ubuntu.
Surely this will be the year of the Linux desktop, right? Keep on keeping on being angry the world won't conform to your demands. Meanwhile the rest of the planet will go on living their lives, making money, raising their children, loving their spouses, and so on without bowing before you to do your bidding. Bet you suffer from depression frequently.