French Political announcement relative to free software (and Thunderbird)

Jb Piacentino jb at mozilla.com
Mon Sep 24 15:42:45 UTC 2012


Thanks Vincent. This is indeed a move in the right direction.

The Thunderbird team has been working with the French administration 
along those lines for the last year and I hope we will be able to have 
some suport from them in the near future. More on this later.

Jb
On 22/09/12 07:35, Vincent wrote:
> Hi gents,
>
> Just wanted to announce here a recent communication of the French 
> First minister about "Free software use in French Administration".
>
> In this letter, the first minister recognize the benefits of free 
> software (like Apache, Libre Office, Firefox, Thunderbird,....) and 
> ask to all the ministries to study the switch to free software when 
> possible.
>
> It explains the importance to use LTS release of free softwares, when 
> available.
>
> It also explain that in order to develop robust free software and 
> strong community, some financial participation should be given, for 
> instance, 5% of the saving should be reversed to the community in 
> order to help it to be sustainable.
>
> There is a lot of other informations, so I recommend to all of those 
> who read French to read this announcement, because it may have 
> positive consequences for Thunderbird and Lightning, and it is some 
> sort of revolution in France!
>
> Some references:
> http://circulaire.legifrance.gouv.fr/pdf/2012/09/cir_35837.pdf
> http://linuxfr.org/news/circulaire-du-premier-ministre-sur-l-usage-des-logiciels-libres-dans-l-administration
>
> -- 
> Vincent (caméléon)
>
>
>
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