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
"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..."