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February 2007

Open Source is an assurance of innovation and sovereignty
By way of introduction, I’d like to recap some facts and figures, just as I did during the World e-Gov forum mid October. In the first place, it seems to me absolutely essential to remind ourselves of the astounding speed at which people are adopting technology on a personal level. While a hundred years had to elapse between the invention of the fixed telephone line and its becoming a common household commodity, it only took a fifth of that time for personal computers to become an essential item, and only a tenth for the mobile phone. .

Bull brings a professional approach to the world of Open Source
By Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager,
Bull Services and Solutions

"Our first priority is to bring a more professional approach to an area that has experienced rapid developments in information systems, brought about by the individual and largely uncoordinated efforts of thousands of diverse interested parties.The main issue here is one of IT system governance. In real terms, the proliferation of Open Source components represents a formidable resource that most people still know relatively little about, and, because of this, it is a movement that is hard to manage.">>
Franck Potiez, Consultant in new technologies, Head of the Mobile Enterprise team, Bull’s service center in Bordeaux

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3GSM World Congress 2007 - Barcelona, 12-15 February >

Virtualization seminar - Paris, 15 February >
CeBIT 2007 - Hanover, March 15-21>

2007 WCO IT, Veracruz, Mexico, 25 to 27 April >



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