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ZDNet UK: Linux Club Helps Firms Hide from Microsoft

Feb 11, 2004, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graeme Wearden)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Local authorities and companies who are interested in ditching their proprietary software in favour of open source are being encouraged to join a confidential scheme that aims to protect them from the attentions of firms such as Microsoft.

"The initiative, called The Incubator Club, is said to be a response to the tactics employed by some major software vendors against firms and organisations who consider using Linux.

"According to Eddie Bleasdale of Netproject, an IT consultancy firm that runs The Incubator Club, Microsoft has repeatedly tried to stop potential Linux migrations--sometimes with notable success..."

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