Yet another government is trying to wean itself off proprietary software. It’s a nice idea, with poor execution. 

Catalans are known for their independent nature, but sometimes that independence is a decade too late. Take, for example, the City of Barcelona’s decision to target “full technological sovereignty” by dumping Microsoft on its 7,800 PCs and replacing Microsoft software with Linux, LibreOffice, and more. While the move is fraught with peril—just ask the City of Munich which is now reversing its decade-long attempt to make a Linux desktop work, spending tens of millions to move back to Windows by 2020—it’s also unnecessary.


This is a pretty drastic move for them. Good luck with software compatibility unless they go all cloud might be a disaster.

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