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Japan Today: Microsoft to Promote Open-Source Software in Japan

Nov 27, 2002, 20:30 (18 Talkback[s])

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"Microsoft Corp has decided to promote open-source operating systems in Japan to cooperate with an electronic government project, company officials said Wednesday.

"The move by the U.S. software giant in effect marks a turnaround in Microsoft's policy on marketing its Windows software, whose source code has as so far been kept secret...

"Microsoft said it will push ahead in Japan with its 'Shared Source Initiative' already started overseas, under which open source software is provided to governments, universities and companies under individual contracts..."

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