InformationWeek > Linux In Government > U.S. Health Department Signs Major Linux Deal With Novell > June 1, 2005. Let's hope that the increased use of Linux at the NIH and CDC leads to a "trickle" down effect of increased use at all centers of medical research. Perhaps with the money saved, more can be spent to open up published literature.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has signed a multi-million-dollar, multi-year enterprise deal to use Linux and identity management products from Novell Inc., the vendor revealed on Tuesday.Posted by johnvu at June 4, 2005 12:43 PM
Although HHS' National Institute of Health agency was "the driver" of the deal, under the contract, other HHS agencies are eligible to use Novell Linux and OpenSource technologies, the Novell spokesman says. NIH is the primary federal agency that conducts medical research.