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Re: Bavarian Government Speaks of Free Software Usage

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____/ Homer on Monday 11 Jul 2011 21:44 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Open Source In the Bavarian Government of Munich, Germany: Interview
> [...]
>> http://www.muktware.com/news/04/2011/1652
> [quote]
> Anton:  It could be a naÃve question â but why do Bavarians need
> open-source products? The state of Bavaria is one of the
> wealthiest in Germany; the City administration is not a
>         commercial entity, but why does it need to cut costs?
> Oliver: The cost cutting argument is not valid. It was and is a
> political strategic decision to get vendor independence, stand
> up for open standards and spend our money on local IT companies
> [/quote]
> IOW they desperately wanted to escape Microsoft's clutches, at any cost.

The cost of being stuck with Microsoft when it abandons more than 70 products (since 200)
and may soon become just a patent troll/bankrupt is very high. Sooner or later
*everywhere* will have to escape Microsoft's clutches.

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		~~ Best of wishes

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