April plays an extremely important role in the French Free Software ecosystem
Testimony during April's 10th birthday in November 2006.
We believe that April plays an extremely important role in the French Free Software ecosystem. Its main actions, advocacy and promotion, are essential for us. Even if we are not always in perfect agreement with some ideas, joining April allows us to participate to the debate and push it forward, in order to maintain this technical and economic model viable and reliable. For example, for a company such as ours that is heavily promoting a European technological independence, April's actions in favor of open standards are a tremendous support.
, Thales (November 2006).