December 12, 2001

World governments choosing Linux for national security

Author: JT Smith

Government Technology reports that "[f]or reasons of national security and national pride, government officials in countries like China, France and Germany are increasingly adopting the free, open-source computer operating system known as Linux....'A lot of countries feel uncomfortable having the fate of their computer infrastructure in the hands of a large American software company,' said Eric Raymond of the Open Source Initiative, an advocacy group."
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