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French Tax Authorities Switching to Thunderbird

Article Source The H
October 30, 2009, 3:57 am

According to a report in the French language publication 01net, the French General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFiP) is switching to Mozilla's Thunderbird email client for 130,000 users. The switch is happening as part of a merger of two French tax authorities which had different email systems, The Directorate General Tax (DGI) which used Lotus Notes and the Directorate General of Public Accountancy (DGCP) which used Microsoft Outlook. A source for the report says the department did not want the cost of renewing one or other the licences of the proprietary software and looked for alternatives...

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