eWeek: Shared Office Code Unlikely to Sway Governments
Sep 23, 2004, 19:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp.'s offer to share the source code of Office 2003
with governments may be a positive move, but governments say it is
unlikely to make much difference to which software they choose.
"On Monday Microsoft said it would extend its Government
Security Program—which allows governments to inspect source
code, visit the company's Redmond, Washington campus and provide
feedback—to include Office 2003. The decision marks the first
time Office has been made available under Microsoft's Shared Source
Initiative, of which the GSP is part; Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003
and CE have been offered under the GSP since last year..."