ZDNet UK: Large Public-Sector Linux Project Flops

“A publicly funded Linux project which cost UK taxpayers
half-a-million pounds has flopped.

“Birmingham City Council began the project–one of the largest
public-sector Linux projects in the UK–in May 2005 to evaluate the
potential of open-source software. The council, the largest local
authority in the UK, intended to deploy open-source software on
1,500 PCs in libraries across the city.

“But the project has fallen vastly short of expectations, with
just 200 Linux PCs being deployed…”


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