Free software and sustainable TIC are linked

Sep 01 2009

At the begining of August, Frédéric Bordage, from the blog GreenIT.fr, wrote a very interesting article (in French) on the links between Free software and sustainable TIC. In this article, he presents the main values of these two sectors and the assets of Free software:

  • "... they share the same values as the ones of sustainable development : helping, sharing, efficiency."
  • "... most Free software are free and translated in various languages, which makes them more accessible than proprietary paying software. A strong argument to accelerate the installation of good environmental practices."
  • "... open source communities produce effective projects", based "on the creation of a rich ecosystem that facilitates innovation (one talks about open innovation) and creativity."

Since its beginnings , XWiki adheres to these values and applies them to all its actions.