Next big open source win: Capital of Switzerland moves schools to Nextcloud

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The last weeks, open source has been making waves in public organizations! Last month, Nextcloud won the German Federal Government and we reported on a wave of cities all over Europe moving to Nextcloud. This week brought another piece of good news: Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is moving its schools to Nextcloud in what is dubbed another huge win for Open Source in public organizations.

10.000 students get open source

Der Bund, one of Switzerland's largest newspapers, reports on the digitalization of schools in Bern with new hard- and software. Nextcloud is an important part of the mix provided for the 10.000 students, and the deployment will be backed by the expertise of Nextcloud GmbH. On a list of the products is shared, including Moodle, Collabora Online and of course Nextcloud.

[caption id=“attachment_4027” align=“alignnone” width=“600”] Nextcloud partners Moodle and Collabora Online are part of the deal.[/caption]

We’re proud to be part of what according to Matthias Stürmer, EPP city councillor and IT expert, is probably the largest open source order ever in Switzerland!


Fantastic news.

Small remark: German speakers maybe would like to read the few comments, ignorance everywhere, IMHO. Probably the same attitude that killed LIMUX, city of Munich Linux project, largest in Germany AFAIK, for no reason.

Good luck to Switzerland!


Great news, yes!

Concerning the comments in the report - I’m not sure it’s ignorance but maybe rather a kind of laziness. After having learned for years all the quirks and stuff of e.g. Microsoft’s Office applications, people are afraid of making an effort in changing to something else. And it’s true that document compatibility between products is not always on a great level - but the sad thing is, the same applies even between Microsoft Office versions, so alternative products are not really to be blamed…

So let’s say it’s a great thing students and pupils are getting used early to Open Source alternatives… from the beginning of their formation.

Fingers crossed