25 Feb, 2006
The French Ministry of Finances injects 17 to 47 MUSD for open source support
Posted by: admin In: Corporate Adoption
A consortium lead by Capgemini has won what seems to be the largest open source contract ever: 15 to 40 millions euros for the next 3 years (17 to 47 MUSD). Capgemini commits to provide support for the 150 open source products used within the information system of the French Ministry of Finances. Capgemini is the overall leader of the project and will provide the project management. Linagora, a 50 people integrator with strong expertise in OpenLDAP and OpenXChange and BULL, a large european IT shop specialized in security (openPKI,…). The French Ministry of Finances has also sign with another integrator (Atos Origin) to provide support for its JBoss systems.
With this contract and additional offers like SpikeSource, lack of support for open source software will no longer be an issue in a few quarters. To me it is one of the most important news for the development of the open source in corporate information system. That’s the first time in my life that I wish to thanks a ministry of finances