"This comes to me from a reliable source, though I would very
much like it if it were mistaken.
"Apparently Microsoft has taken the first steps to filing a
criminal defamation action against a Brazilian government official
who was quoted criticizing Microsoft in a magazine article. Sergio
Amadeu, head of the agency responsible for spreading free software
within the Brazilian government, is reported to have accused "the
company of a 'drug-dealer practice' for offering the operational