[Trisquel-users] Munich gives up on GNU/Linux and free/open source software

onpon4 at riseup.net onpon4 at riseup.net
Tue Aug 19 18:53:03 CEST 2014


I first heard about this from this post:  
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/08/linux-on-the-desktop-pioneer-munich-now-considering-a-switch-back-to-windows/

It includes the following quote:

"[Josef Schmid's] views aren't held universally, with the City Council  
defending the 'LiMux' project and suggesting that the coalition  
administration is using the Linux migration as a scapegoat. The Council says  
the use of open source software has yielded savings of more than €10  
million (more than $13 million).

Karl-Heinz Schneider, head of municipal IT services, seems to endorse this  
view. He says it's no surprise that a new platform should temporarily  
generate more support requests, and he wasn't aware of any particular  
complaints."


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