MAX: Madrid Linux

Yet another Linux distribution for educational purposes, now by the Community of Madrid Government.

Linex, Lliurex, MAX… what’s next?
The first time I heard of it (Linex) I was excited. Now, I’m concerned: why not find synergies and save energies and enhance the previous distributions instead of making brand new ones? I wonder it’s because every single politician must profit the “return of investment” of his own political actions. Sad, so sad. They’re just blowing up the most basic principles of free software and the internet commons: collaboration.

No details in MAX Web Site, so don’t know if they joined efforts with the other mentioned projects. Any one knows?

[thanks to Yolanda Franco for the point :) ]


If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2004) “MAX: Madrid Linux” In ICTlogy, #9, June 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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2 Comments to “MAX: Madrid Linux” »

  1. No polititians here, just a lot of students with new Ideas for O.S.

    With the opensource ideal, the bad distros usually end very fast.

    So More Power to them.

    Hope to M$ fade into history very soon.

  2. Hey, come on, from the home page: “La Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid ha desarrollado su propia distribución, MAX, MAdrid_LinuX” [The Education Department of the Council of Madrid has developed his own distribution, MAX, MAdrid_LinuX].

    I can guess who’s really behind open source, and I bless it, but this is a political action too ;)

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