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Doug Belshaw ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บโ˜ ๏ธโœŠ @dajbelshaw

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@eylul @opensourcedesign Thanks! I've tried myself in the past but as you say it's very difficult.

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@dajbelshaw I'm pretty close, but sadly Casio has not yet released the source code for the firmware on my digital watch

@dajbelshaw In 2006 I worked at a company which was largely FLOSS, both the office systems and the products.

At the last company I worked at on day 0 I was issued with a laptop and the CEO said "You can install any OS you like, except Windows. The only requirement is full disk encryption". As far as I know there was one Windows laptop in the company and everyone else was running mostly Debian.

So I don't think I've worked at any companies which were entirely FLOSS, but I have worked at a couple where the amount of proprietary software was small.

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@cwebber How do you find working with clients? Do you have to educate them, or...?

@dajbelshaw I've been fortunate enough to work with clients that are already clued in to free software stuff mostly... I realize not everyone's that lucky, though.

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@carlchenet Great! How do you find working with clients? Do you have to educate them about the benefits, etc.?

@dajbelshaw I mostly use emails. I use invoicing free software and send PDFs. I never tried to educate my customers. Most of the time they don't have a choice using softwares bc they are employees and somebody else chooses for them.

@dajbelshaw I use Thunderbird, invoicemail for invoicing and libreoffice. Nothing fancy.

@carlchenet So collaboration mainly through sharing docs created via Libreoffice?

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@dajbelshaw dig back on my timeline a bit and you'll find a list I posted...

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