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AP/Houston Chronicle: Microsoft Expands Government Access to Code

Sep 20, 2004, 13:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allison Linn)

"Microsoft Corp. is expanding a program to give government organizations access to some of its tightly guarded software blueprints amid growing competition from rivals who make such source code freely available.

"Beginning Monday, Microsoft will offer more than 60 governments and international organizations the option of viewing the proprietary source code for the latest version of its ubiquitous Office software, including the Outlook e-mail program, Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheet application..."

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