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Heise Online: German Federal Railways Opt for Open Source to Cut Costs

Oct 27, 2004, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert W. Smith)

"In [the] future the German Federal Railways intend to rely more heavily on Linux as a server operating system. In line with the announcement made in May, changeovers with respect to a number of applications were being undertaken at present, an official statement by the company read. To the degree that this was technically and economically feasible, new and productive IT systems were accordingly to run on Linux.

"DB Systems, the German Federal Railways's Intra-group IT Services Provider, considered this a way to achieve 'sustainable cost savings,' the statement pointed out..."

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