Silicon.com: Windows to Linux Switch--Munich's Mayor Speaks
Aug 06, 2004, 17:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Estelle Dumout)
"While the Bavarian capital has effectively suspended the second
phase of its open source migration project, there's a big
difference between suspended and cancelled. Chrisitian Ude, the
mayor of Munich, is now hoping to get Berlin to change its mind on
the thorny issue of software patents.
"The Social Democrat mayor has put out the official word on the
LiMux project, proclaiming loudly that no one has given up on it. A
small IT firm from the region, SWM Software Marketing, had
previously sowed seeds of doubt by publishing an alarmist
statement; the document confirmed that the project had been frozen
since the first call for bids had been suspended.