View Full Version : Swiss Open Systems User Group is calling on schools to switch to using open source

September 5th, 2013, 12:09 AM
In a statement, the group points to an article in the Swiss Handelszeitung, a business newspaper, reporting that schools are facing increased costs when renewing licences of their proprietary applications. The advocacy group says that moving to open source lessens the schools' dependence on IT vendors. The group refers to the Canton of Geneva as a practical example. "There, the Department of Education is switching several thousands of school workstations to Ubuntu Linux and LibreOffice. The canton is in no way affected by the cancelled proprietary licence contract."