January 6, 2004

Council says Linux migration poses "unacceptable levels of risk"

London's Newham Borough Council has ditched plans to move to an open source environment and will instead concentrate on negotiating a new deal with
Microsoft that could act as a model for other public sector bodies.

The council had been involved in its own Linux trials last year with the Net Project group but council officers decided such a major migration would
pose "unacceptable levels of risk" to council services.

Newham will also not now take part in the Office of Government Commerce open source trials with IBM, instead focusing its energies on talks with

Link: silicon.com


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