"The European Commission has awarded UK-based consultancy
netproject a €250,000 contract to study the issues of
migrating government computers in member states to a Linux/Open
"netproject has been hired by the Commission to draw up
guidelines on a move to open source technologies and to help define
EU IT strategy on desktop computing. The German state of
Mecklenburg-Pomerania is to be used as a test bed in defining this
strategy, which goes beyond the investigation of a switch between
Windows and Linux PCs.
"netproject plans to put forward an architecture for secure
computing based on Linux in its report, which is due to be
delivered in five months time, and will detail plans on how to take
the project forward..."