Wired: Mexico City Says Hola to Linux
Mar 16, 2001, 17:10 (20 Talkback[s])
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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
"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
"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.'"