"Open-source enthusiasts sometimes predict that Linux and other
free software could revolutionize not merely the business world,
but also government.
"U.S. government agencies, the thinking goes, could save
taxpayers perhaps $1 billion a year in licensing fees by dumping
proprietary products sold by Microsoft and Oracle in favor of more
reliable, free software alternatives.
"But a Wired News survey of 14 Cabinet-level agencies found that
open-source software has made scant progress inside the federal
government. While a handful of agencies use Linux regularly, most
have adopted the operating system minimally -- if at all..."