[Duraspace] Bringing Open Source to Scientific Research | FOSS Force

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 12:18:15 SAST 2014

I already knew that academia is behind the curve when it comes to IT, from
my non-tech part time job at a local university library. For starters,
there’s the over
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reliance on Windows. Then there’s the use of poorly designed proprietary
products when perfectly acceptable GPL solutions exist — not to mention the
look of scorn and fright coming from the IT people whenever the term “free
and open source” is uttered within their hearing.

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