A lot of people work with OpenSource Software like Firefox, Thunderbird and a lot of people contribute to this Projects as Developer, QA or with spreading the word and many other things.
During the Opensource Meeting in Munich Florian Schiessl from the Munich LiMux Project gave a great talk about the Limux Project (Why they started this Project etc ) and a lot of interesting background information.
It was great to hear that in the Municipality of Munich 100% work stations using Firefox and Thunderbird ! Munich is not only the City of the Octoberfest or Soccer , its also the “German Silicon Valley” and one of the most important IT Cities in Europe.
Also after some research i found an very interesting article from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany about “Open codes for an open society – German Foreign Office saves money by using open source software” and “Firefox is the standard web browser, official emails are written using Thunderbird and official notebooks are exclusively furnished with Linux and OpenOffice.”
Its great to see that the Idea of OpenSource is getting spread also beyond “end user” !