Munich Becomes A Big Contributor To Open-Source
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 8 September 2015 at 10:50 AM EDT. 9 Comments
The arguably best town in the world is now even better! The beautiful city of Munich has become "a major contributor to open-source."

Munich, and all of Bavaria for that matter, is my utopia, and their continued usage of Linux and open-source software continues to be the icing on the cake.

An article posted to the European Commission Joinup site details how the city of Munich is a major contributor to free and open-source projects.

While there's the continual rumors of Munich switching back to Windows or other proprietary software, Munich's IT staff has been sending in bug-fixes, making available technical information, and sharing of other information with open-source and free software communities. Munich IT employees also participated in this year's DebConf in Germany.

Munich continues to rely on Limux, their custom Linux distribution based on Kubuntu. It's just another reason to reinforce Munich as my favorite city in the world! Some of their IT staff are also users of the Phoronix Test Suite. Sadly though due to reduced budget, this will be the second year of not having the annual Phoronix Oktoberfest gathering.
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