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..."