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The Standard: Users Balk at German State's Deal With Microsoft

Jun 14, 1999, 07:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico)

"Not everyone in the German state of Northrhine Westphalia is pleased that Microsoft plans to sponsor a new electronic commerce center there."

"A group of open-source software users has asked the state's governor, Wolfgang Clement, to halt a sponsorship agreement it signed with the American software giant until the government can clarify why it chose Microsoft to help sponsor the new center. The center is part of the state's program to attract media and high-technology jobs to Northrhine Westfalia."

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