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Government Computer News: Microsoft Applauds Open-Source Procurement Memo

Jul 17, 2004, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

"Opponents of open-source software applauded a recent memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget that they claim puts proprietary software on competitive footing with open-source software in federal procurements.

"'We think it's a great memo," said Bill Guidera, policy counsel for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash., referring to a letter issued to agency CIOs and senior procurement officials by OMB IT and e-government administrator Karen Evans..."

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