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Governments Slammed for Anti-Competitive Software Tendering Practices

Apr 23, 2007, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A leading Australian open source advocate has called for an end for to tender lock-outs of competitors to Microsoft, claiming the practice is costing Australian taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year.

"According to Con Zymaris, CEO of Cybersource, a longstanding IT services provider and a Linux specialist, it's time for all Australian state and federal agencies to bring real, open and competitive tendering back into their software acquisitions. Zymaris believes The lack of willingness of Australian Governments to ensure competition in the marketplace costs taxpayers tens of millions of dollars every year..."

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