Government Computer News: Microsoft Applauds Open-Source Procurement Memo
Jul 17, 2004, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)
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"Opponents of open-source software applauded a recent memorandum
from the Office of Management and Budget that they claim puts
proprietary software on competitive footing with open-source
software in federal procurements.
"'We think it's a great memo," said Bill Guidera, policy counsel
for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash., referring to a letter issued
to agency CIOs and senior procurement officials by OMB IT and
e-government administrator Karen Evans..."