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Computerworld Australia: German Government to Develop Open Source Guidelines

Jun 04, 2003, 19:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Blau)

"Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior is developing a list of guidelines for federal, state and local governments as well as other public sector agencies interested in migrating their computer systems to open source software, including the Linux operating system.

"The new guidelines, based on several open source pilot projects, will present various steps and measures that ministry IT experts view as essential for open source software to be deployed successfully in the public sector, said Interior Minister Otto Schily, Monday in a prepared statement delivered at a conference in Leipzig, Germany..."

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