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LinuxTag 1999 will take place in Kaiserslautern, Germany on June 26-27

Jun 17, 1999, 22:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Huetterman)

German government interest in Linux builds.

Report filed for Linux Today by Christian Huettermann of LINUX.DE

LinuxTag 1999, probably the biggest Linux Event in Germany besides CeBIT, will take place in Kaiserslautern, Germany on June 26-27.

With nearly 60 exhibitors, three parallel conference tracks and lots of other highlights, it is a must for every Linux enthusiast in Germany, if not in Europe.

For more Information, please see http://www.linuxtag.de/

At the LinuxTag June 26-27th in Kauserslautern, Germany, there will be an open discussion about "Free Software in the Public Sector" -- Linux in public institutions.

Attendees will be representatives from:

  • the state Rheinland-Pfalz
  • the SPD, biggest political party in Germany
  • the bsi - "Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik" (a governmental security organisation)
  • Microsoft Germany GmbH
  • the Linux Community

It seems that this will be a hot discussion, since the German states Rheinland-Pfalz, Baden-Württemberg und Nordrhein-Westfalen have already made deals with Microsoft to use their products.