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EU to Consider Buying Open-Source Software

“The European Commission will propose in the next few days to
buy more of its computer software from open-source developers, a
commission spokeswoman said Wednesday.

“The move is a potential setback for Microsoft, the world’s
largest software maker. The company is trying to prevent an
increasing number of defections by governments from its proprietary
software toward software from open-source developers, who are
allowed to modify the software source code, or underlying
instructions…”

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