MS attacking government use of "open source"

Toon Moene toon at
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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