are also going into that direction: requiring their administrations to use Free Software.
How much money can that save from national budgets?
In fact, how much money is channeled to some companies from whole countries, and how much security is lost in some black boxes managed from unaccountable companies?
I hear there is also some troubles brewing, because the French military has entered into an agreement with microsoft to use any of their software and *then* to pay them after some kind of audit. This kind of "openbar" agreement would be related to the country being part of NATO, and requiring some kind of interoperability between armies and their management... How much of that is plain bogus?