"Government adoption of Linux and open source software continues
to hurdle new barriers and reach new benchmarks.
"In the last 12 months, for example, SuSE Linux AG and Red Hat
Inc. have achieved new Common Criteria certification levels for
their enterprise server offerings. Also, the Department of Defense
has officially endorsed the use of open source software, provided
it meets department-approved security guidelines.
"There have also been major desktop conversions to Linux in
China and in the cities of Munich, Germany, and Austin,