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The 3 I's

Last Saturday I went along to KLUG, my local Linux Users Group, to say hello and to talk about setting a FOSS-based digital arts project, which would double up as a focal point for local FOSS groups, plus it could also facilitate a way of persuading public institutions to use and invest in FOSS.Along the way, I came up with the "3 I's" that impede the take-up of FOSS:1.

March 31, 2009 by

A Linux/FOSS opportunity

There's an opportunity here, I think, for someone to take the lead in a project of significant consequence to scientific computing and therefore, our whole industry.

October 14, 2007 by

India slowly dumping Windows for Linux?

Indian state Kerala is looking at Open Source software to help improve literacy rates and boost the local economy; in January of this year, another Indian state Tamil Nadu switched over more than 3,000 government desktops to Linux and will not offer Windows unless it's an "absolute necessity".According to a statement, the Kerala government has identified free and open-source software (FOSS) as a major strategic component in its efforts to build an inclusive information society.

July 1, 2007 by

Rift divides FOSS community, says Linux body

Linux Australia's immediate past president reckons moderate open source developers are being pushed into "a refugee situation" between the 'free software' and 'commercial' hardliners.Pia Waugh (nee Smith) told delegates to Linux.

April 21, 2005 by

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