"The Munich city administration has said that it expects its
planned migration to Linux to be delayed by only a few weeks as the
impact of proposed European Union software patenting legislation is
"Bernd Plank, a spokesman for Munich town hall, said today that
he expected that the administration would take a maximum of 'two to
three weeks' to decide whether the EU's Directive on software
patents could affect the city's plan to switch to Linux. There
would be no 'dramatic setback,' he added..."