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