Microsoft reclassifies CERN, CERN goes Open Source

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN, is stopping using Microsoft products in favor of open-source. The decision has been taken following big increases in license fees by Microsoft. The problem has arisen because Microsoft has reclassified CERN, no longer giving it the status as academic institution. This changed the cost of software licenses, increasing it by ten times. As you might expect from a group of research scientists, the problem this has raised is being...