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NE Asia Online: Microsoft Sets Up Office to Promote Open Source Campaign for Windows OS

Apr 17, 2003, 16:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenichi Takebe)

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"Microsoft Co, Ltd said it opened on April 10 an office [in Tokyo] to promote Shared Source Initiative.

"Under the campaign, the new office is expected to offer source codes to companies, research/academic institutions, central/local governments, on condition that they should sign a contract with Microsoft on a license to use its software sources before obtaining them.

The move came in order to confront open source software, which is about to flourish in areas such as servers, OSes for digital home appliances, and office suites, etc..."

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