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ZDNet UK: Microsoft Opens Windows for UK

Feb 03, 2003, 16:00 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The United Kingdom is the latest country to join a Microsoft program that lets international governments see the otherwise secret source code underlying Windows.

"Microsoft unveiled the Government Security Program two weeks ago as a way to address concerns various governments have about the security of its Windows operating system. The UK government announced its participation on Friday.

"The programme, widely viewed as Microsoft's response to the complete openness of the open-source movement, already includes Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as members..."

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