PHP Conference, Vancouver, 2007
french in top 20 ? Dassault Systems (defense) and Business Objects
Linus Torvalds == Linux
Guido van Rossum == Python
Rasmus Lerdorf == PHP
Michael 'Monty' Widenius == MySQL
online education with philosophy, fork, betrayals and grants in between
liberté, égalité, forké
In order to minimize the dependance to services business and software companies, and still guarantee the long term support of all applications, the availality of the source code is essential [...] Moreover federal agencies will try to avoid any dependance upon proprietary platforms.
Reference frame (close to a law) on interoperability, security and accessibility
Main criterias : internal resources, budget, available time.
Bonus with Open Source : local (cheaper and easier to maintain).
While the U.S. has the edge in terms of large FLOSS-related businesses, the greater individual contribution from Europe has led to an increasing number of globally successful European FLOSS small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Given Europe's historically lower ability to create new software businesses compared to the US, due to restricted venture capital and risk tolerance, the high share of European FLOSS developers provides a unique opportunity to create new software businesses and reach towards the Lisbon goals of making Europe the most competitive knowledge economy by 2010.
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Vecosys UK - a conversation about European startups
Techcrunch FR - explorons le Web2.0
The reason the FSF does not approve these translations as officially valid is that checking them would be difficult and expensive (needing the help of bilingual lawyers in other countries).
Without software patents, Europe could save costs, foster innovation, enhance security, and create jobs