"The city of Munich got more media attention than respect after
it decided on a migration to Linux and open source software on the
desktop. After a careful and deliberately open movement towards
deciding its IT future, Munich was slammed in the media, then
became a target for Microsoft negotiators and a project at risk
from a proposed European move to US-style software patents.
"A city council concerned with rising IT costs reviewed the
black and white of TCO in a myriad of ways. Now, after enormous
criticism and a nearly complete halt, it's becoming a successful
migration if for very important reasons: it's going well, quietly,
and on plan..."