My statement on behalf of @kdecommunity urging the City of Munich to not move away from Free Software:
Stay with Free Software, City of Munich!
The city of Munich is currently considering a move away from Free Software back to Microsoft products. We consider this to be a mistake and urge the decision makers to reconsider. For many years now the City of Munich has been using a mix of software by KDE, LibreOffice and Ubuntu, among others. Mayor Dieter Reiter (a self-proclaimed Microsoft-fan who helped Microsoft move offices to Munich) asked Accenture (a Microsoft partner) to produce a repo...
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- Isn't the real issue that Microsoft is financially supporting the political leadership in power now, and there is not a counterbalancing agent (Red Hat, Canonical, SUSE?) willing to buy-off politicians to prevent adoption of competing non-Open Source products and/or increase adoption of their products?
techrepublic.com - Linux pioneer Munich poised to ditch open source and return to Windows - TechRepublic18w