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Brussels to Spend €250k on Linux Migration Study

Oct 31, 2002, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

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"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 Source environment.

"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..."

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