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CRN: Software Execs Debate Open Source Procurement Policies That Shut Out Microsoft

Jan 21, 2004, 11:00 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Software industry executives sparred at Harvard Business School this weekend over open source procurement policies being adopted by some governments that could leave Microsoft in the cold.

"In recent months, the state of Massachusetts and several government agencies worldwide including some in Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany and China have pronounced plans to adopt or consider adopting open source procurement policies.

"Some of those policies could mandate migrations away from Microsoft's proprietary Windows and Office software..."

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