So the French Police can commit to Open Source, pretty much every internet co in the top 20 can but educational institutions… no dice…
Since 2004, he says that the Gendarmerie has saved up to €50 million on licensing and maintenance costs as a result of the migration strategy.
How much would UBC save? I would really, really like to see that dollar amount, it would be significant. From web servers to Eval tools, LMS, web servers, Oracle, to desktops how much is spent. Whole governments can move to OS why can’t a University?
Imagine how many of the top internet cos would not exist if they were smothered at startup in licensing fees (imaging putting Oracle licenses on 100 DB servers….) and being “locked” in to a company. Google would literally not exist today.
Brian keep fighting the good fight.
Update found the TCO for University of Florida for Blackboard CMS over three years estimated at 3 million (Licensing, Infrastructure and HR). That could go along way with contributions to Moodle or Sakai…