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[News] Free Software and Standards Can Reduce Emissions

  • Subject: [News] Free Software and Standards Can Reduce Emissions
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:20:22 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Why Open Source and Open Standards are Essential to Combat
Disastrous Global Climate Change

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| We have to speed up energy innovation to the 
| pace demonstrated in the growth of the 
| Internet if we are to prevent irreversible 
| climate disruptions that will irreparably harm 
| the planet for our children and all those that 
| follow. The scale and speed of change required 
| to ward off disaster cannot be achieved using 
| conventional models. We need to constantly 
| compress seven years of innovation into one â 
| the pace described as innovating on âInternet 
| timeâ.
| This requires government policy action now to 
| drive the adoption of open source methods, and 
| open standards for us to move quickly enough 
| to ward off this crisis. These open models 
| have proved themselves in creating the 
| Internet and enabling the extraordinary pace 
| of business and societal innovation around it.



Copenhagen Climate Council Promotes GNU/Linux on Thin Clients

,----[ Quote ]
| If that is not a promotion of GNU/Linux on
| thin clients, I do not know what would be more
| clear. Energy produced by fossil fuels runs
| many PCs. If we replace the PCs with terminal
| servers and thin clients we can save a lot of
| power consumption:
|     * typical thick client consumes about 100
|     watts apart from the monitor, keyboard and
|     mouse
|     * typical thin client can be 20 watts or
|     less
|     * the difference is about 80 watts saved
|     per conversion to thin client, perhaps 75
|     watts because we need a terminal server
|     which runs a bunch of thin clients
|     * 75 watts saved times 1000 million PCs is
|     75 gigawatts

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