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Does Microsoft Rely on Illegal Tenders to Shun Free Software?

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Is Freedom excluded because of illegal activity?



THE issue of procurement is one that we touched on before. This issue has become hot again because of the following articles from the past couple of weeks:



We wish to draw attention to the following disgusting incident.

Council does not want to provide its contract with Microsoft, destroys study on Open Source



Marco Cappato MEP asked the Council to provide him the contract concluded by the Council and Microsoft, and the Study on the Open Source realized by the interinstitutional committee on informatics in 2005. The Council refused to supply these documents.


It true, this would not be the first time that Microsoft relies on illegal contracts [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] or a case where its cronies interfere with, shaft, or manipulate studies on Free/open source software [1, 2, 3, 4]. This has got to stop.

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