Munich agrees to Linux migration plan

Local government officials in Munich approved Wednesday a plan for rolling out the Linux operating system and other open source applications in more than 14,000 city administration computers.

“The Munich city council reached a decision to go ahead with a plan that had been developed over the past year by the city’s own IT department, in co-operation with other external experts,” said city administration spokesman Bernd Plank on Thursday.

The council chose not to publish details of the migration plan, which calls for replacing Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system with Linux, Plank said.

The Munich city government will begin issuing tenders for technology and consulting services in July, with the core migration work to begin in October, the spokesman said.

SuSE Linux, a unit of Novell Inc., and IBM Corp. worked closely with city government officials on their Linux decision, reached last year, and hope to supply and maintain the open source software, and possibly hardware.

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