Even though Munich’s municipal Linux install project for the city administration recently got criticised by the new SPD/CSU government, the city council sees no reason to switch back to Windows. “Our attitude to the subject matter hasn’t changed,” the SPD spokesperson for human resources, administrative operations and IT, Bettina Messinger, said. “We don’t want to change anything.” LiMux had been set up under the previous administration run by the SPD and the Greens.
The fact that Microsoft is moving its German HQ from Unterschleißheim (close to Munich) into the center of Munich in Schwabing has nothing to do with the discussion says the SPD. In the run-up to the election, the new SPD major Dieter Reiter had talked about having facilitated a “deal” to move the HQ accordingly.
LiMux had been criticised recently by SPD major Reiter. His deputy Josef Schmid (CSU) had also doubted Linux was fit for the purpose of running the city administration IT.