Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Apr 2009 15:10 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Red Hat today published a new study together with Georgia Tech mapping open source activity across 75 countries. Officially called the Open Source Index (OSI), the final score is made of a number of factors including policies, practices in the Government, Industry, and Community. Topping the list current is France with a score of 1.35. Spain is second at 1.07, Germany third at 1.05.
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by ciplogic on Tue 21st Apr 2009 15:30 UTC
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2006-12-22

I am from Spain and I work in an opensource project paid by a German company! Both parts have a part of OpenSource culture... which is great in long term! We work on Windows, but at least OpenSource is there...

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No Papua New Guinea? WTF??!
by Liquidator on Tue 21st Apr 2009 16:40 UTC
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2007-03-04

I'm amazed Papua New Guinea isn't listed! Arf...

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On est les champions!
by Ventajou on Tue 21st Apr 2009 16:43 UTC
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2006-10-31

We like open source in France because we like the idea of having a bunch of engineers work for us for free. Plus those guys don't go on strike, what more can we ask for?

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Nice for Tunisia !
by boulabiar on Tue 21st Apr 2009 19:22 UTC
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2009-04-18

I am from Tunisia,

It's nice to see it the first among arabic countries and ok, it's second in Africa.

This is thanks to the growing community of open source users.

We also do many greet events, but, why government rank is the same as Algeria ? I haven't ever hear about their activities there !

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don't care for France
by FunkyELF on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 15:41 UTC
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2006-07-26

France doesn't like to use English words even for new words that have never existed before. They create their own that only they use.

Also a lot of their open source projects are full of comments in french, variable names in french etc.

Countries with a lot worse English skills still use English in their comments and code because they know it is the right thing to do.

I'm not a an arrogant American saying "Everyone should speak English", but come on... in code it is pretty universal. If you program, you speak English. If you put comments other than English it is you that is being arrogant or lazy.

If the French had their way we'd see code like...

pour x dans éventail(10):
    imprimez 'Bonjour Monde!'

Come on... any programming language worth a damn has keywords in English.

::ducks::

Edited: Had to duck and put non-breaking spaces for indentation.

Edited 2009-04-22 15:47 UTC

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RE: don't care for France
by Soulbender on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 15:50 UTC in reply to "don't care for France"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

France doesn't like to use English words even for new words that have never existed before


You mean like how most non-English languages have words that, GASP, are completely different from English?

Countries with a lot worse English skills still use English in their comments and code because they know it is the right thing to do.


Who says it's the right thing to do? You?

If you program, you speak English. If you put comments other than English it is you that is being arrogant or lazy.


Alternatively people who expect everyone to use English in comments are lazy and arrogent.
Come on... any programming language worth a damn has keywords in English.


For the time being, yes.

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RE: don't care for France
by Liquidator on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 07:02 UTC in reply to "don't care for France"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Maybe the project you looked at wasn't supposed to be opensourced yet when the guys coded it? Hence the comments in their own language...

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