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ZDNet UK: Large Public-Sector Linux Project Flops

Nov 13, 2006, 19:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Thurston)

"A publicly funded Linux project which cost UK taxpayers half-a-million pounds has flopped.

"Birmingham City Council began the project--one of the largest public-sector Linux projects in the UK--in May 2005 to evaluate the potential of open-source software. The council, the largest local authority in the UK, intended to deploy open-source software on 1,500 PCs in libraries across the city.

"But the project has fallen vastly short of expectations, with just 200 Linux PCs being deployed..."

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