Re: Windows-only software in government
- From: Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran fsfe org>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Windows-only software in government
- Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 21:58:11 +0000
Richard Stallman <rms gnu org> writes:
> So if
> you want a research grant from the European Union, you're forced to be
> using Windows...
More precisely, you're forced to use Windows plus the EC's proprietary
editor -or- GNU/Linux plus VMware plus the EC's proprietary editor.
5. Does the GPF editor run also on Mac or Linux operated PCs?
For the moment, the GPF editor is only available for Windows operated
PCs. Until a Linux and Mac version is released, it has been reported that
the GPF editor works on Mac with the "virtual PC", and on Linux with the
> We need to organize a campaign to change this. I wonder if Neelie Kroes
> could help.
FWIW, FSFE will co-announce a similar campaign on Thursday, but it's for the
European Parliament, not the European Commission (which is in charge of the
If this campaign is successful, it should be easier to do something similar
for the European Commission.
We decided to focus on the parliament because a good opportunity presented
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