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Upgrade to Freedom - Schools in South Tyrol have their own GNU/Linux distribution.

In 2004, Bolzano's schools needed to upgrade the software on their computers. Carlo Pomaro, working at the school authority of Bolzano's provincial government, and Antonio Russo, a teacher at a local vocational school, discovered that they had the same idea: If a substantial amount of money had to be spent on upgrading software, why not spend it on FLOSS, rather than another round of licences for proprietary software?