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MIRTILLE Migration

Traduction(s) de cet article : français
Intervenant(s) :Patrice Cacciuttolo
Type d'événement :Conférence
Niveau :Confirmé
Durée :20 minutes
Langue :English

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MIRTILLE - Migration Inventive, Responsable et Totale pour Introduire les Logiciels Libres avec Efficacité = Inventive, responsible and complete migration to efficiently introduce free software in the TIGREST (“Information Processing” pole of the LEST)

The tendency of computer personals when migrating toward free software is to operate this mutation only for servers and computers of convinced volunteers. Even being personally a user convinced by free software argumentations, it is difficult to operate a migration for end-users. There are different levels reserves. When it gives it a try, a computer professional prefers giving up on such a project than add user assistance to its tasks. To agree with his convictions and concretely prove they are fully justified, it will simply apply them on the servers.

Standing back, employ a person on a total migration project, let him work on it for several months, get end-users involved and emulate themself, accept they get involved in the final solution and even the proceeding, ... are all psychologically difficult tasks to get over when every day’s job is made of priorities and sacrifices. However, these aspects are necessary preliminaries to such a success.

The research laboratory where I applied an original complete migration approach is in the particular context of CNRS/College School :
- without strong injonction in computer science but with a potential goodwill ;
- where business-networks are built by themself without real guidance ;
- where users of some software also teach the software ;
- where intellectual level of users gets the task richer but harder ;
- ...

The particularities previously cited have nothing to do with the method which is a classical management approach based on collaborative management toward objectives. We will show that in this case it could not have been any other way.

Patrice Cacciuttolo has been responsible for the TIGREST (“Information Processing” pole) since 2006, inside the LEST (Economy and Work Sociology Laboratory), UMR 6123, Aix-en-Provence, France.

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