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Taiwanese Parliament Votes Against Microsoft

Dan Nystedt of Techworld reports: Taiwanese Parliament Votes Against Microsoft. (Slashdot discusses the article here.)

According to the article:
“Taiwan’s parliament has voted to end its dependence on Microsoft software, demanding that the government reduce purchases from the software giant by 25 percent this year.

The resolution, passed on Friday, is an attempt by the island’s law-making body to end the near monopoly Microsoft has with local government offices, a legislative aide said.”

It’s sound economic policy not to depend on a foreign monopoly supplier for such essential infrastructure! Good for Taiwan, and they can be added to the list of entities moving toward software freedom.

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