Wired.com: Behind Linux's Struggle in Gov't
Jun 13, 2002, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh, Robert Zarate)
"Proprietary software makers say they don't view Linux and its
brethren as an immediate threat to their dominance inside the
"A Wired News survey of 14 Cabinet-level agencies found little
official adoption of free operating systems and bureaucratic
obstacles such as lists of approved products that stand in the way
of future gains.
"'The government is like other customers in that they buy based
on business value. Open source itself has little to do with
business value for most customers, who don't modify the code or
even look at it,' said Peter Houston, director of Microsoft's
Windows Server Product Management Group..."