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Wired: Mexico City Says Hola to Linux

Mar 16, 2001, 17:10 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julia Scheeres)

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"...Barberán said it would take about two years to make the transition from commercial to open-source software, which is already being used in the city's motor vehicle licensing agency."

"The transition will be done slowly to make sure the government's day-to-day business isn't interrupted while employees are trained in Linux, said Pedro Valencia Garcia, an aide to Barberán."

"We agree with the philosophy of free software," said Valencia Garcia. "We'll use the money we save in the city's social programs. The slogan of our mayor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is 'for the good of all, the poor must come first.'"

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