Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Slashdot Deals: Prep for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Save 95% on the CompTIA IT Certification Bundle ×

Submission + - How to kick Microsoft out of your organisation->

An anonymous reader writes: The story behind Munich City Council's decision to ditch Microsoft Windows and Office in favour of open source software. The project leader talks about why the shift was primarily about freedom, in this case freeing itself from being tied into Microsoft's infrastructure and having control over the software it uses. He talks about how the council managed to keep on track such a large project, affecting 15,000 people and spanning nine years. He also warns against organisations justifying the shift to open source software on the grounds that it will save money, arguing this approach is always likely to fail.
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

How to kick Microsoft out of your organisation

Comments Filter:

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981

Working...