woman can find her way around open source software.
The small southern Germany city of SchwÃ¤bisch Hall ditched Microsoft's software in favour of open source back in late 2002. On Wednesday, Horst
BrÃ¤uner, the civil servant responsible for implementing the migration, revealed the tactics used to get the council workers of SchwÃ¤bisch Hall onside.
Undoubtedly the most controversial move on BrÃ¤uner's part was the use of a woman to demo the software.
"We put the chairwoman of our workers' council on stage in front of all the municipal workers, and showed her using the new system. After that, we
found that no man would say that he couldn't use his PC now that everyone knew a woman could do it."