Open source soon to be mandatory in authorities?
What some people probably want for Germany is now to be punched through in Peru. According to a planned law, all authorities and administration are obliged to use open source software on their computers.
Thus, the use of proprietary software in this environment is forbidden at the same time, which was received with little goodwill especially at the Peruvian Microsoft subsidiary. A letter was promptly written to change the opinion of the responsible MPs. But the fact that Microsoft will not be able to bring politicians on a different course even by lowering prices is practically the reason for this step. The decision was made against Microsoft products not because of the costs, but because they wanted to uphold the “fundamental guarantees of the state”. With the end of support for software that is only a few years old, you don't want to be forced to carry out an expensive update. In this way, one expects an increased degree of independence and the feeling that in the hands of open source software the data is protected from unauthorized access.