AP/Houston Chronicle: Microsoft Expands Government Access to Code

“Microsoft Corp. is expanding a program to give government
organizations access to some of its tightly guarded software
blueprints amid growing competition from rivals who make such
source code freely available.

“Beginning Monday, Microsoft will offer more than 60 governments
and international organizations the option of viewing the
proprietary source code for the latest version of its ubiquitous
Office software, including the Outlook e-mail program, Microsoft
Word and Excel spreadsheet application…”


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