Australian IT: Greens Battle Microsoft
Jul 29, 2003, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The Greens have signalled they are willing to lend their
political muscle to Democrat moves to introduce open source
"Greens hold key parliamentary seats in several states where the
Democrats are introducing the Bills, and are politically
sympathetic to laws that challenge the power of big business.
"Describing Microsoft founder Bill Gates as 'a bit of a robber
baron,' NSW Greens MLC Lee Rhiannon warned the legislation would
anger US trade lobby groups..."