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Creating FOSS Allies Through Volunteerism

We know that free and open source software (FOSS) is bigger than the code. It’s a powerful movement, with the potential to change the world in profound ways. Cooperation. Collaboration. The best minds working toward the best solutions they can imagine and making those ideas available to all, regardless of cash flow — these ingredients make for quite a heady stew.
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Linux Picked in Gendarmerie Lineup

If the process of migrating away from Windows is a bit trial and error, then La Gendarmerie Nationale, France's national police force, have practiced it until perfection over the last ten years. What started as the realization that their IT infrastructure had become rigid and inflexible, eventually built into one of the smoothest large-scale migrations ever seen in IT.

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How to Convince Your Manager to Use Open Source Software

You know who loves open source software? Developers love open source software. Developers, and IT staff. If open source was a band, these guys would be the biggest fans. They’ve downloaded it, they’ve used it, they know it works — and they know it saves them loads of both time and money
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IU Hoosiers Learn Benefits of Linux Early

"I suggest _cooperating_ with "the enemy" as much as possible. IU may be able to give lots of hints and ideas regarding support at an Indiana university. The Linux community is very open and and sharing... ...Linux appears to be a trend, not a fad. How long would Purdue like to trail IU? I urge you to fund the proposal today so the Linux evaluation can be done this semester."
- Mark, Purdue Linux Users' Group (PLUG), Jan 31, 1999

Ten years ago, when the Qt-based KDE 1.0 was still fresh and buggy, and GNOME didn't even have a stable release, Indiana University was already earning the envy of other reputable universities due to its savvy deployment of free and open source software.

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