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Tectonic: State Science Department Embraces Linux

Sep 18, 2006, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

"South Africa's department of science and technology (DST) is taking bold steps towards switching to free and open source software (Foss) and is starting to move its first desktop users over to Linux.

"Speaking at the Software Freedom Day celebrations hosted by DST on Saturday, DST director general Dr Phil Mjwara said the entire 14-person National Advisory Council on Innovation (Naci) will be using Impi Linux desktops by the end of September. Currently half of Naci are using Linux desktops as a pilot project..."

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