MS attacking government use of "open source"
toon at moene.indiv.nluug.nl
Thu May 23 13:40:14 PDT 2002
Bob Drzyzgula wrote:
> All of us using and supporting Linux in government
> probably need to be somewhat concerned about this. The
> Pentagon at least seems not to have been swayed so far,
> but it's gone far enough for them to pay Mitre for a study
> of the question. I'm not sure that all agencies would
> be this steadfast.
> "Microsoft Corp. is aggressively lobbying the
> Pentagon to squelch its growing use of freely
> distributed computer software and switch to
> proprietary systems such as those sold by the
> software giant, according to officials familiar
> with the campaign."
Are they ? Where can I line up to sell a Fortran compiler ? Oh, wait -
MS bowed out of this business years ago ....
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