From Microsoft to LibreOffice: How Italy's military is starting its march to open source
In the past few years a growing number of Italian public bodies have chosen to ditch proprietary software for open source.
But most of these decisions have been taken at the local level, while in general the country's central government has seemed more reluctant to follow the open-source path.
Can you imagine a world without open source?
I worked as a Linux kernel developer in the areas of scheduler and power management. It was fascinating to gain a deeper understanding and contribute to development in these areas. After a while, I felt the need to gain more breadth in my understanding of computer systems. A holistic view would not only help me better contribute to Linux, but would also enable me to explore other domains in a computer system. Towards this end, I chose to pursue graduate studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of Carnegie Mellon University, which offers a wide range of courses in computer systems and is carrying out cutting edge research in this field too.