The rise and fall of LiMux

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2017-11-10 23:12:03 UTC at http://OSNews.com

The LiMux [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiMux] (or Limux) initiative in Munich has been heralded as an example of both the good and bad in moving a public administration away from proprietary systems. Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) President Matthias Kirschner reviewed the history of the initiative [https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/737818/3e293b6b20f8de9a/] - and its recent apparent downfall - in a talk at Open Source Summit Europe in Prague. He also looked at the broader implications of the project as well as asking some questions that free-software advocates should consider moving forward.

The LiMux initiative is one of the longest-running story 'streams' on OSNews. The oldest item I could find is from 2003 [http://www.osnews.com/story/3662/Microsoft_Loses_City_of_Munich_Deal_to_Linux].

Original story page here.

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