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University of Siena continues migrating to Ubuntu

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on March 17, 2010

The university of Siena (www.unisi.it), which is known to be operating since 1240, decided to migrate to Free Software in February 2009. Their decision was motivated by economical and technical aspect and also for fight illegal copies. (more infos, unfortunately just in Italian). The migration was committed to an internal technical group named GNUnisi. They developed an Ubuntu derivate choosing the programs which would fit their needs and started to migrate offices, classes and laboratories. The work went quite smooth during this year and this week they announced the migration of the public reading room “chiesa della rosa”.

This migration is very interesting because, thanks to a project with the municipality of Siena and the Tuscany Region, it will be open also after dinner time, allowing the local Linux User Group and all student’s organization to organize nightly workshops and meetings. Ubuntu-it Weekly Newsletter talked about it last Monday and I would like to share with you this great news in the hope that more universities will start to migrate to Free Software soon.

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  3. workonlywhenneeded said

    Meh, only because one can fork it doesn’t meen it should be forked. Making Ubuntu derivate only adds more work do administrators. And they would achieve the same when using Ubuntu plus Canonical Landscape Package Management ( http://www.canonical.com/projects/landscape ). If every linux installation out there would be equal to another fork it it would be insane ;]

    Besides this, really good development. Regards

    • I wouldn’t call it a FORK. They just changed some packages into the ISO, but the packages comes from the official repositories. The same thing you do after an installation adding or removing packages with software center. About Landscape, maybe you’re not aware about how much it cost.

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  6. Zac said

    Good to hear it.

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