The LiMux project–Linux in Munich–is approaching the finish line. LiMux was the largest municipal open-source adoption project in the world when it began in 2003, and was widely viewed as a test case for public-sector adoption. But the path proved difficult–the original 5-year transition became 8 (and counting). Now, some 9000 of the city’s 12-15,000 desktops run Linux, with the remainder scheduled for migration in 2012. Continue reading “Learning from LiMux”
(updated: April 6th, 9th)
We’ve argued at some length that piracy is part of the software business model in developing countries because, as Microsoft exec Jeff Raikes put it,
In the long run the fundamental asset is the installed base of people who are using our products. What you hope to do over time is convert them to licensing the software (Mondok 2007).
In middle and low income countries (or, for that matter, lower-income segments of high income countries), piracy creates that installed base. Continue reading “Adobe Logic”