[Discussioni] [NEWS] OSS in Europa e in UK

Andrea Glorioso sama a miu-ft.org
Dom 7 Nov 2004 23:01:51 CET

Ciao a tutti.


  Not So Fast, Linux
  Many European local governments are thinking about ditching Windows,
  but Microsoft is fighting back


  Linux   in Government: In   Spite  of Endorsements, Government Linux
  Projects Still Treading Water
  By Tom Adelstein on Wed, 2004-10-27 23:00.

  Latest report from  the UK, although  indicative of  serious change,
  tells us again what we already know.

  On Thursday, October 28, the press was abuzz with news of the United
  Kingdom's   formal publication  of  its  reports  from the Whitehall
  buying arm of the   Office   of Government Commerce's  (OGC)   Linux
  pilots. The  OGC Linux Pilots began last  year and were  done across
  multiple government sectors. The  agency's conclusion says Linux  is
  ready for government deployment.

  In  September 2003, OGC announced it  would be coordinating proof of
  concept trials of open-source  software (OSS) in  a range of  public
  bodies in conjunction with IBM. In  December 2003, the OGC announced
  that the scope  would be extended  to include the involvement of Sun
  Microsystems. Skeptics said they doubted the  UK would accept Linux,
  and recent leaks indicated Linux would fail.



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