LinuxTag: Berlin to Make BetterUse of Its Open-Source

“At the opening of the trade fairs LinuxTag and IT-Profits the
Senator of Economics of the German federal state of Berlin Harald
Wolf announced in Berlin on Wednesday that his department would
from 2008 on be switching to Linux. The controversial IT strategy
of the federal state would moreover incorporate open standards to a
greater degree, the Senator declared. The shape assumed by Berlin’s
IT landscape had to be ‘an open one,’ the politician, who is a
member of the left-wing PDS, said, adding that ‘I very much want
this to go beyond lip service.’ This was the only way the 3,700 IT
companies in the Berlin-Brandenburg Region, most of which were
small and medium-sized enterprises, with their staff of 40,000
people in all, could develop cost-effective and adaptable
applications, the Senator averred…”


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