Open Source in the federal administration of GermanyMar 18, 2000, 18:07 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fred Mobach)
[ Linux Today reader Fred Mobach writes: ]
"At http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/odi-15.03.00-001/ you can read an article in German of Heise news. It's about Open Source in the federal administration of Germany.
"A short summary :
The coordination and advisory board (KBSt) [http://www.kbst.bund.de/] of the Federal Government for information technology in the federal administration has published a proposal [http://linux.kbst.bund.de/] to use Open Source Software in the federal administration. The board sees as possible fields of implementation of Free Software like the operating systems Linux and FreeBSD servers and desktops. They're also pointing to the possible savings : not only less license fees but also less hardware costs as older hardware can be used because of the lesser need for resources."Very good that after France also Germany as European countries have seen the light at the end of the (encrypted ?) tunnel :-).