[nSLUG] Japanese government promotes use of linux

Ian Campbell ian at slu.ms
Fri May 4 13:10:29 ADT 2007


On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 01:05:48PM -0300, George N. White III wrote:
> "Government procurement guideline sees Linux hit Japan 5/3/2007
> 5/4/2007 2:55:16 PM
> 
> A procurement guideline from the Japanese government has led the way
> for Linux to be used in the land of the rising sun, it has been
> reported.
> 
> According to Reuters, the Nikkei newspaper has stated that the body
> will promote the internal use of open-source software from July 2007,
> giving the green light for technology companies to sell their servers
> and systems in the country.

Whoa, don't they know that open source confuses and intimidates CIOs?
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