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Aug 20, 2002, 14:30 (25 Talkback[s])

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"Computer firms are falling out over the way that governments pick software for big projects.

"A new body called the Initiative for Software Choice has started lobbying governments over their use of so-called open source software.

"The group is backed by Microsoft and critics see it as an attempt to stifle governmental use of open source software.

"But the Initiative said it has only been set up to ensure fair play for all firms when bidding for government business..."

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