Microsoft charity crackdown spurs boycott
May 21, 2009, 19:34 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Paula Carleton, CIO of the not-for-profit Baptist
Community Services, told Computerworld she is investigating how to
move its 850 Windows desktops to open source following Microsoft's
decision to force it to a full commercial licence.
""Every dollar we are forced to spend on software is a dollar
less spent on the charitable services like homeless and crisis care
that we deliver," Carleton said, adding that it is a public
benevolent organisation according to the tax office.
""We have to understand the implications of implementing open
source... based on the figures we are looking at, we would be crazy
not to roll it out. We've been looking at the major players like
Red Hat and Novell."