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LinuxWorld: LiMux The Penguin: Deep into Munich's Linux F/OSS Migration

Nov 07, 2006, 16:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

"The city of Munich got more media attention than respect after it decided on a migration to Linux and open source software on the desktop. After a careful and deliberately open movement towards deciding its IT future, Munich was slammed in the media, then became a target for Microsoft negotiators and a project at risk from a proposed European move to US-style software patents.

"A city council concerned with rising IT costs reviewed the black and white of TCO in a myriad of ways. Now, after enormous criticism and a nearly complete halt, it's becoming a successful migration if for very important reasons: it's going well, quietly, and on plan..."

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