CIO Magazine: French Eye Open Source, e-Government Savings

“The seriously cash-strapped French Government is looking to
e-government and open source software for its salvation, under a
plan to boost productivity and slash public spending.

“Minister for civil service reform Renaud Dutreil told the fifth
Worldwide Forum on e- Democracy in Paris late September that the
French Government expects to cut up to half a million jobs from the
French civil service over the next 10 years, according to a report
in E-Government Bulletin…”