"This comes after decades of Microsoft spending
millions every year to encourage the government to buy
Microsoft’s proprietary software.
"Open Source for America, which includes industry leaders such
as Red Hat, Google, Novell, and Oracle in its membership, is meant
to provide, according to the group’s statement, a
“unified voice to help effect change in U.S. Federal
Government policies and practices to allow the federal government
to better utilize open source software for cost efficiency,
security and enhanced performance."