Create a collection of presentations, case studies and resources for using and promoting Ubuntu and FLOSS software in Not-For-Profit and community organisations.
Status: Part of Ubuntu Australia Documentation Project / Ongoing
Started: Mon, 8 May 2006
In particular, if you have any case studies or arguments of why using Ubuntu makes sense for Not-For-Profit organisations, please let me know. Create a Wiki page with the details, and add the link here (or let PaulSchulz know).
Not for Profit e-business Report, December 2006
- Author: John Sheridan of Digital Business Insights
This report is about the use of ICT in the Australian ICT sector. It is not a report about the use of Ubuntu of Free and Open Source Software. It does give a good insight though into what Australian Non-for-profit organisations are using, and what is being promoted as 'best practice' within the industry.
My commentary can be found at AustralianTeam/Projects/NotForProfitReport.
Spanish region goes entirely open source
From the article (1 August 2006):
Extremadura, Spain's poorest region, made headlines following a 2002 decision to migrate about 70,000 desktops and 400 servers in its schools to a locally tailored version of Debian called gnuLinEx. The government has estimated that the total cost of this project was about 190,000 euros (£130,000), 18 million euros lower than if the schools had purchased Microsoft software.
Australian Case Studies
Connecting a Remote Community in South Australia
(Added by PaulSchulz)
Noven divi Flamen (Project Officer) build a computer network to assist the local community in Copley.
Why Free and Open Source Software for your organisation?
- Do more
- No software usage restictions
- Use as much or as little as you need
- You spend your money on what you decide you need
- The local economy grows
- Do less
- Worrying about your ICT systems
- Unscheduled downtime
- Software Training
- Help others
- Free to distribute
- Introducing Linux to others is easy
- Distribution resources are available (Free CDROM's)
- Free your Organisation
- Software become yours to use as you see fit
- There are no restrictions on how you can use the software
- No lockins, no false promises
- Free to distribute the software to others
- Recommend Linux to your clients?
- Your business tools can be their business tools as well
- What was the name of the project?
- Who was the group/organisation?
- What was the goal of the excersise?
- Did it meet the goals?
- What was the cost? (Resources required - Money, Time and People)
- Can it be done again? What could be done better?
- Who can be contacted for more information?