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Australian IT: Democrats Target Microsoft

Jul 23, 2003, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"The Australian Democrats are trying to embarrass governments into supporting legislation mandating open source software, by asking questions in parliament about how much departments spend on Microsoft products...

"NSW Democrats MLC Arthur Chesterfield-Evans has questions on notice with all state ministers requiring them to reveal their departments' expenditure on Microsoft products, and is planning to introduce his own private member's Bill.

"'Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and we're making a hefty contribution,' he said..."

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