Haaretz Daily: Microsoft Agrees to Let Treasury Buy Partial Office Software Suite

[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]

“Microsoft has acceded to the Finance Ministry’s demand that it
be allowed to purchase individual components of Microsoft Office,
rather than having to purchase the entire package, the ministry
said yesterday.

“Since this was the heart of the dispute between the ministry
and Microsoft–a dispute that recently led the ministry to threaten
that it would stop using Microsoft products and switch to open-code
software–this concession would presumably clear the way for the
ministry to sign a new deal with Microsoft…”


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