Summary: Protests in Slovakia drive Microsoft away, at least for the time being
LAST month we saw protests across Europe shooting down ACTA. According to this (English translation) Microsoft gets similar treatment and to quote a reader of ours, the “Slovak government postponed 53 mil. EUR deal with Microsoft after public protests… [...] only google translate link if it helps [...] it’s very bad translation tho[ugh]” (remember that Slovakia is pro-ODF).
In other news, according to this press release from Protecode (and somewhat promotional article), foes of FOSS expand in Europe and yet another grows like a tumour in an Irish distribution of GNU/Linux, bringing more of Microsoft into it. Let’s hope that Europe can rid itself from this type of “cancer” that brings well-meaning governments down to their knees. This is not idealogical, it’s technical. █