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AP/Forbes: Paris City Hall Balks at Linux Switch

Oct 13, 2004, 18:15 (9 Talkback[s])

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"Local government offices in the French capital will not abandon Microsoft software overnight but instead gradually phase in more open-source programs, Paris City Hall said.

"In a statement issued late Tuesday, City Hall said an independent study had shown that a switch to nonproprietary software--called 'open source' because the underlying code is freely shared--would cause 'significant additional cost without improving the service...'

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