June 15, 2006
Berlin Senate opposes complete migration to Linux
The administration of the Berlin Senate (the governement of the German federal state Berlin) has voiced its opposition to a complete migration of the authority's computers to Linux. It thus opposes the Berlin Parliament, which called for a two-phase migration of servers and workstations to Open Sources systems. The report presented to heise online on the Parliament's position states that the Senate does not believe the migration to free software called for in the resolution "would conform to the market or be a tenable step either technologically or economically." The paper signed by governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit and Interior Senator Ehrhart Körting (both in the SPD) says that the resolution would "not to be feasible" if taken to its logical consequences. It argues that complete migration run contrary to the goals of Berlin's IT strategy.