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The Register: MS in Peruvian Open-Source Nightmare

May 06, 2002, 14:30 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)

[ Thanks to Terry Nelson for this link. ]

"There's a letter circulating, purportedly from Peruvian Congressman David Villanueva Nuñez to Microsoft Peru, which cuts the heart out of Redmond's chief 'panic points' to chill those considering open-source migration.

"Apparently, the Peruvian government is considering a bill mandating open-source software for all public bureaux. From the congressman's letter, we gather that MS had circulated a FUD communiqué calculated to frighten world + dog with images of collapsing domestic software markets, spiraling costs and systems migration nightmares..."

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