Back in 2006, LWN carried the announcement
that the government of the Spanish state of Extremadura was moving to a
locally-developed distribution called Linex. Now comes the sad news
that the project has been ended,
along with the contracts of the developers who were working on it. One of
those developers, José Luis Redrejo Rodríguez, has posted his view
on what has happened. "The new
people in charge of the Extremadura government don't like the good press
and name that Linex, and the free software, gave to the previous party in
the government. And they want to change things. I don't say they're going
to remove all the free software we have in education (I don't think that's
technically possible, and also we can not afford it ), but they maybe will
move from Debian to Ubuntu or to OpenSUSE or Fedora. They are firing all
the people who made the previous situation possible.
(Thanks to Paul Wise).
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