Free software adoption cases

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In 2005 Vienna migrated Microsoft Office 2000 to and Microsoft Windows 2000 to Linux .[1][2]


The government of Brazil migrated from Microsoft Windows to Linux .[3][4]


National Assembly[edit]

The National Assembly of France will migrate by 2007 to Linux, and Firefox.[5][6]

National Gendarmerie[edit]

The National Gendarmerie adopted[7] Firefox and Thunderbird.



The City of Munich decided to migrate its desktops from Microsoft Windows NT to Linux. On 28 May 2003 the city announced the migration,[8] in June 2004 after the pilot project run by SuSE Linux and IBM there was a final approval for the migration.[9] In 14 April 2005 the city decided to migrate to Debian from a commercial Linux distribution.[10]

Schwäbisch Hall[edit]

Schwäbisch Hall migrated its 400 workstations to Linux in late 2002.[11] The factors were cost, better security, escape from the treadmill of vendor-driven upgrades.



Government of Assam state made open source a part of its IT policy.[12][13]


Under the IT@School project the government of Kerala has adopted free and open sourced software for the schools.[14]


Public libraries[edit]

IOSSPL is a Free and Open Source software used for public libraries in Romania. Please see

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Vienna to softly embrace Linux - ZDNet UK
  2. ^ Open Source Software am Arbeitsplatz im Magistrat Wien
  3. ^ NPR: Brazil Makes Move to Open Source Software
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | Business | Brazil adopts open-source software
  5. ^ Assemblée nationale : communiqué de presse
  6. ^ Linux s'installe dans les PC des députés - Actualités -
  7. ^ La gendarmerie nationale passe à OpenOffice - Actualités -
  8. ^ Munich deal boosts desktop Linux - ZDNet UK
  9. ^ Munich decides to stick with Linux - ZDNet UK
  10. ^ Munich picks its Linux distro - ZDNet UK
  11. ^ German city reveals Linux migration tactics - ZDNet UK
  12. ^ Assam government IT Policy
  13. ^ Open Source India News
  14. ^ Kerala opted for foss