Member of EU Parliament Asks if Microsoft Should be Excluded from Public Procurement

“A member of the EU Parliament, Heidi Rühle, representative
of the Green Party, has presented a question regarding whether or
not Microsoft should be considered as having failed to fulfill the
conditions to participate in public procurement procedures in
Europe, as laid out in Article 93(b) and (c) of Financial
Regulation. Here’s her web page, in German, telling about it. One
computer translation of one paragraph:

“Here the question arises whether Microsoft can be excluded in
the future from all advertisements of public jobs – no matter,
whether it concerns new software for the public library of a town
or the mechanism of a database for a federal authority…”