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Re: Red Hat Challenges Microsoft Lock-in and Seeks Open Competition in Switzerland

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____/ nessuno on Friday 06 Nov 2009 22:38 : \____

> <Quote>
> Red Hat is a leader of an appeal...of a Swiss government agencyâs
> award of a no-bid contract to Microsoft...
> The Swiss agency justified this no-bid procedure on the ground that
> there was no sufficient alternative to the Microsoft products.
> Au contraire. Whatever oneâs opinion as to Microsoftâs products, it is
> hard to ignore the existence of numerous competitive alternatives to
> them. Indeed, Kanton Solothurn, the City of Zurich, the Federal Agency
> for Computer Sciences and and Telecommunictions (BIT), the Federal
> Institute for Intellectual Property (IGE), and other Swiss agencies
> are already using some of those alternatives provided by Red Hat....
> Joining Red Hat in the appeal are the following companies: adfinis
> GmbH, Binatec AG, c.a.p.e. IT GmbH, Collax GmbH, Corvent GmbH, iNodes
> AG, Liip AG, LxPN Distributions AG, Open-Xchange GmbH, stepping stone
> GmbH, stoni.ch consulting & help, SyGroup GmbH, univention GmbH,
> Zarafa Deutschland GmbH, Ziil InformatiklÃsungen GmbH, 4teamwork, and
> 4Synergy GmbH.
> </Quote>
> http://press.redhat.com/2009/05/21/red-hat-challenges-microsoft-lock-in-and-seeks-open-competition-in-switzerland/

Regardless of the outcome, Microsoft is becoming increasingly aware that it 
cannot sign those illegal contracts and get away with it. Too many
eyes are watching. And that's what's important.

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