Barcelona gives Microsoft the boot in move to open source

John Leonard
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Barcelona's goal is to reduce licensing spend and encourage local developers
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Barcelona's goal is to reduce licensing spend and encourage local developers

By spring 2019 office software, email and operating systems used by the city will be open source

The Spanish city of Barcelona is to replace its Microsoft software with open source alternatives including Linux, Libre Office and Open Xchange. The City of Barcelona plans to invest 70 per cent of...

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