At the expense of GNU/Linux.
Aug 03, 2009, 13:31 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"It all occurred in a government department where an IT lady had
a great idea about converting their computers to GNU/Linux. Let's
call her Gillian. Gillian was assigned to research GNU/Linux and
found out that it would meet all the needs her department required
and could be easily used instead of Microsoft Windows. Moreover,
this switch to open source software would save them a lot of money.
Gillian made a nice proposition outlined in a paper that documented
all the steps she and her IT coworkers needed to take for this
transition to happen. A lot of people liked her idea and thought it
was feasible. Gillian even managed to convince the higher-ups who
thought it was a good idea as well. However, like in all
bureaucracies large or small, she still needed to get approval from
the management. Little did she know..."