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Re: OpenOffice.org in Australian Government

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____/ Gregory Shearman on Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 05:55 : \____

> On 2011-08-30, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ____/ Gregory Shearman on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 13:54 : \____
>>> On 2011-08-30, chrisv <chrisv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>Gregory Shearman wrote:
>>>>>> Microsoft executives regularly come to Australia making secret deals
>>>>>> with our government. It's disgusting. I wonder what sort of
>>>>>> "inducements" are offered to the decision-makers so that the Aus govt
>>>>>> remains a "microsoft shop".
>>>>>This is corruption.
>>>> Nah.  M$ has armies of lawyers to make sure that they generally stay
>>>> within the hairy edges of the law.
>>> Yeah, and no one is interested that Microsoft windows wins in the
>>> government sphere. In Australia it is taken as a given.
>> Entryrism can be reversed by legal action.
> This is a small country, mate. Microsoft's income is probably more than
> our GDP.

I very much doubt it. Texas GDP is a trillion. How much lower can Aussie be?

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