The new coalition agreement in Munich commits to the principle of “Public Money? Public Code!”. The FSFE welcomes this decision by the new government and w…


I can’t upvote b/c the headline is wrong. But it’s a good story.

Nothing in that article says that Munich is switching back to anything linux based. It only says that Munich stands behind the “Public Money - public code” paradigm that started in Italy. This simply means that if Munich writes any code itself, then it will be open source (and it need not run on linux). This principle is meant to prevent a government from directly developing closed source software. Munich is still free to use public money to buy existing closed-source COTS software, and Munich will likely continue with its commitment to Microsoft.

If Munich were to switch back to Ubuntu, this would be much bigger news.


Sorry that is my fault then, I switched it back to the original title.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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