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eWeek: Shared Office Code Unlikely to Sway Governments

Sep 23, 2004, 19:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Microsoft Corp.'s offer to share the source code of Office 2003 with governments may be a positive move, but governments say it is unlikely to make much difference to which software they choose.

"On Monday Microsoft said it would extend its Government Security Program—which allows governments to inspect source code, visit the company's Redmond, Washington campus and provide feedback—to include Office 2003. The decision marks the first time Office has been made available under Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative, of which the GSP is part; Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and CE have been offered under the GSP since last year..."

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