[A2k] Migration to Free Software: The French Ministry of Defence's About-Face in 2007

Frédéric Couchet fcouchet at april.org
Mon Jan 29 06:29:20 PST 2018


Hello,

Press release, January 22, 2018.

The news site Next INpact has published an article titled “Microsoft
Open Bar: When the French Ministry of Defence Was Gunning for Free
Software”, reporting on new documents that shed a light on the
background of the Microsoft / Defence Open Bar dossier. The article
shows that Michèle Alliot-Marie, then Minister of Defence, is alleged to
have approved the recommendations of a 2005 report recommending that the
Ministry of Defence migrate its IT to free software — just a few years
before the Ministry chose to sign an Open Bar agreement with Microsoft,
without any public proceedings or call for competititive procurement,
and against the advice of military experts.

Read more on :

https://www.april.org/en/migration-free-software-french-ministry-defence-s-about-face-2007

All the best,
Fred.
-- 
April - Promouvoir et défendre le logiciel libre

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