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Re: [vox] Peru Congressman responds to Microsoft



I wish our congress critters were so well informed.
I'm happy to see that Peruvians are still rightly
skeptical of marketing hype.

Marc

--- nbs <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
> This is a hilarious read, in my opinion.  It isn't
> WRITTEN to sound funny,
> but I can easily imagine that the fellow who wrote
> this was smirking a lot ;)
> 
>   http://www.gnu.org.pe/resmseng.html
> 
> To sum it up (it was on Slashdot today), there's a
> Bill in Peru which would
> require all software used by the state to be "free"
> (eg, non-proprietary).
> Someone from Microsoft's Peru offices wrote a letter
> against it, and this
> congressman picks it apart, and brings up some VERY
> excellent points.
> 
> One of favorite quotes is:
> 
>   In addition, a reading of your opinion would lead
> to the conclusion that
>   the State market is crucial and essential for the
> proprietary software
>   industry, to such a point that the choice made by
> the State in this bill
>   would completely eliminate the market for these
> firms.
> 
> *ouch!*  ;)
> 
> 
> -bill!
> _______________________________________________
> vox mailing list
> vox@lists.lugod.org
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