Australian IT: Open Source Trade Clash
Jul 01, 2003, 14:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Hayes, James Riley)
"The growing love affair of Australian governments with open
source software may sour trade negotiations with the US.
"An anti-open source group backed by Microsoft is lobbying
furiously to stymie open source moves by some states.
"The Washington-based and Microsoft-backed Initiative for
Software Choice (ISC) has condemned South Australian moves to
introduce open source preference legislation as 'hidden
protectionism' that discriminates against US software