"France's ministry for education has migrated 2,500 servers
across its 30 local education authorities to Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, in line with the ministry's open-source investment strategy
to avoid problems associated with vendor lock-in.
"The ministry said that in order to avoid the growing costs
associated with proprietary licences and forced upgrade cycles it
was migrating to open standards-based software and hardware
solutions, ensuring interoperability and vendor independence for
its IT systems..."