[AUUG-Talk]: Re: MEDIA RELEASE: OSIA Limited & Linux Australia: AUS-FTA a Danger to the Australian Software Industry

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Sat Aug 7 09:30:37 EST 2004

On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 01:21:43AM +1000, Peter Ross wrote:
> Hi,
> In Munich the city council stopped the transition of the server structure
> to Linux machines. They are afraid of fines because Linux and other open
> software software may violate software patents which are on a way to get
> introduced in the European Union.
> If I remember correctly the transition affects 15 000 machines and is the
> largest Linux infrastructure project.


read this:


"The town stands by the LiMux initiative and its strategic decision in
favour of open-source solutions," the mayor said in a statement on the
city council's website. Munich's techies have already presented "the
strategic advantages of Linux solutions" to fellow Bavarian councils in
Nuremburg and Augsburg.

"We are happy to see the interest that our project is attracting in those
towns, as well as in Vienna," said Ude.

If the Austrian capital's local authority, also controlled by social
democrats, has effectively recognised the advantages of open source, it
has followed a somewhat different - and more timid - path from Munich's.
Vienna is leaving it up to its 16,000 users to choose whether or not to
use an OS based on Linux.

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