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Fred Mobach: German goverment continues Open Source promotion

May 28, 2000, 12:29 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Heise Online has published a story on this topic at http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/hps-19.05.00-000/ (in German).

The German Department of Economy BMWi (http://www.bmwi.de/) wants to promote the use of Open Source Software in small and medium sized companies as well as in the public administration. They will publish a brochure with practical examples how to implement OSS.

They are also planning an Open Source Mediator like Sourceforge. The research center for Open Communikation Systems FOKUS (http://www.fokus.gmd.de/) of the German National Research Centre for Information Technology GMD will go on-line within some months with their BerliOS project (http://www.berlios.de/). At http://www.fokus.gmd.de/news/content.html you can find a link to the FOKUS newsletter number 1 of Februari 2000 in PDF format, which contains a short description of the project. The webpages referred in this paragraph are written in English."