"In small pockets and in small numbers, organisations are
rebuilding the foundations of their IT systems. The trend is being
led by the public sector, with authorities such as the city of
Munich and the Thai government announcing policies in favour of
open source software, and in particular, the Linux operating
"Businesses too are starting to ask whether they should follow
suit, and move away from expensive proprietary operating systems.
This is a gratifying development for Jack Messman, chief executive
of software vendor Novell..."