IT-Director: Linux Taking Off, And Being Taken Off
Sep 26, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)
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"'More than two dozen nations are considering proposals to
promote or require the use of Linux in government offices'
according to Erwin Gillich, deputy head of the city of Vienna's
information technology unit, which is likely to choose Linux over
Windows on 15,000 desktops. So, who are these nations?
"Well, they include Japan, China and South Korea who are
collaborating over a plan to 'embrace alternative operating
systems' to Microsoft--which means Linux. It includes India which
sees Linux as aiding its fast growing software industry to become
less dependent on US and European outsourcing and it includes
Brazil where President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is finalizing a
policy recommending that federal ministries, agencies and state
enterprises install open-source software..."