BBC: Linux Battle Becomes Political
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
"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..."