[Discussioni] [NEWS] OSS in Europa e in UK
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Dom 7 Nov 2004 23:01:51 CET
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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.
Andrea Glorioso sama a miu-ft.org +39 333 820 5723
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