article (in Italian)
from La Repubblica reports on a just-approved plan
to move the Italian parliament to Linux. Infrastructure will be converted,
and any member who wants a Linux system will be able to have one.
"According to Pietro Folena, president of the Cultural Commission,
'we are talking about an extraordinary and highly relevant decision. The
country's central institution, the Parliament, has decided not only to save
money - which is an important objective on its own - but above all to make
itself independent on the technological plane, adopting an open source
system and thus freeing itself from the bonds of proprietary software. In
this way we are meeting the needs of transparency and security which
are required for a public institution'
" (editor's translation).
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