"Conceding that open source software has a role to play,
Microsoft has defended its deals with African governments,
following a strongly-worded warning by the Free Software and Open
Source Foundation for Africa (Fossfa).
"Fossfa issued a warning to African governments earlier this
week that entering into 'deals' with Microsoft would jeopardise
their own software industries and limit their countries' ICT
growth. Microsoft rejects this claim, saying there is place for
both commercial and open source software in Africa, and that both
will contribute to the continent's ICT growth..."