Está a ser discutido no Slashdot um estudo secreto da União Europeia sobre migrações para Software Livre que veio a público.
Uma das questões que se debate é como uma empresa como a Gartner que tem ligações com a Microsoft ainda tem a credibilidade que tem.
É de salientar que esta empresa esteve envolvida em vários estudos manipulados na campanha “Get The Facts” da Microsoft Vs Software Livre/Linux
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“For 4 years MEP Marco Cappato tried to get access to the EU Council’s 2005 open source migration study because he is a member of a responsible IT oversight committee in the European Parliament. His repeated requests for access were denied. Now they have finally been answered because the Council’s study has escaped into the wild (PDF in French and English). Here is a quick look. It is embarrassing! Gartner, when asked if there were any mature public Linux installations in Europe, claimed that there were none. Michael Silver said, ‘I have not spoken to any sizable deployments of Linux on the desktop and only one or two StarOffice deployments.’ Gartner spread patent and TCO FUD. Also, the European Patent Office participated in the project, although it is not an EU institution.”