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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.

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