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Open-source firms win partial victory over Microsoft in Switzerland

Jun 01, 2009, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The Swiss Federal Office for Construction and Logistics (BBL) had previously awarded an order to Microsoft for the extension of licences, maintenance and support worth 42 million Swiss francs, without putting it out to public tender. Many open-source firms -- including the Linux suppliers Red Hat, Univention and Collax and the groupware specialists Zarafa and Open-Xchange -- objected to this award procedure."

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