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  5. <title>City of Munich receives European Document Freedom Day Prize</title>
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  8. <h1>City of Munich receives European Document Freedom Day Prize</h1>
  9. <p>At <a href="">Document
  10. Freedom Day</a> on 30 March 2011, the Free Software Foundation Europe
  11. (FSFE) awarded the German City of Munich the Document Freedom Day
  12. Prize.</p>
  13. <p>"The regional city of Munich shows in an exemplary manner what the city
  14. council of a big city in Germany can achieve with free software. With the
  15. LiMux project, Munich is a pioneer of open standards use in both Germany
  16. and Europe. We hope that many will follow this modern and open attitude."
  17. said FSFE President Karsten Gerloff. </p>
  18. <p>LiMux is currently the largest GNU/Linux project in Germany. It is
  19. expected that with this project, 80% of the 15,000 PC desktops of the city
  20. council of the capital city of Bavaria will have migrated to the free
  21. operating system GNU/Linux by 2013. Since 2009, all PC desktops have moved
  22. to a free office-communication platform (, Thunderbird,
  23. Firefox) and almost 6,000 computers have been using the LiMux client. The
  24. regional capital city has also developed the document management system <a
  25. href="">Wollmux</a> which was published as free
  26. software under the European Union Public License (EUPL) and is available
  27. for other users for free as an open standard. </p>
  28. <p>"Munich is a citizen-driven, flexible and open city. This is also
  29. reflected in the use of open standards and free software. With the use of
  30. open standards, we also strengthen the economy in Munich, by giving the many
  31. Munich-based IT service providers the opportunity to participate in the
  32. development." said City Mayor Christine Strobl. </p>
  33. <p>Press materials are available on <a
  34. href="">a separate
  35. page</a>.</p>
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