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Swiss City Mandates Use Of Open Source, Banishes Microsoft Officially

Dec 12, 2012, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dean Howell)

In an overwhelming majority vote, the city council in Bern, Switzerland has moved to implement all future infrastructure with open source technologies. The ???Party Motion???, as it is called in Switzerland, was submitted over a year ago, and has finally been realized. Plans to move forward with open source design, strategy and implementation should begin immediately. The party motion called for the following bullet-points. These have been translated via Google Translate from German, so please consider that as you read them.

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