We want more Linux presentations inside shopping centers!
Feb 22, 2011, 17:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to M.
Fioretti for this link. ]
"Last october I wrote about the first Italian
presentation of Free Software inside a supermarket chain because it
looked to me, and still looks, a wonderful idea that should find
many followers worldwide, since it proves that Free Software isn't
a boring topic best left to software professionals.
"When I published the Italian version of that article I got some
congratulation and this critique from Italy, born out of the fact
that the article explains how and why Coop (the supermarket chain)
promoted Gnu/Linux even if (as of october 2010) they didn't use it
internally or sell computers with Gnu/Linux preinstalled:
""If I were a Linux advocate I would avoid to advertise such an
article, and recommend that people read it… because that's
something that Windows advocates should do. It doesn't seem really
useful to me as something to show people to convince them to try