I write only occasionally about my profession. Here’s one.

Today, the French senate (AssemblĂ©e nationale) announced that it will migrate within 6 months to Open Source software only. We’re talking Linux desktops, Firefox, OpenOffice.org etcetera. Great move and a good kick in the back for Open Source.

The French are in general very technology-minded, and they don’t mind very much if a new thingy doesn’t work completely as expected immediately. Renault was probably the first carmaker with an all digital (sometimes flakey) dashboard, about 20 years ago. Progress is the word.

Coming to think of it, isn’t the internet a wonderful place? More and more sharing. Sharing software, sharing bandwidth, redefining voice, banking, etcetera, all in a far more international and multi-cultural context than ever conceived.