July 16, 2002

Gates and Peru President sign IT agreement

"Microsoft Corp., facing proposed legislation in Perú that would seriously hamper its sales to the government, on Monday signed a wide-ranging agreement with that country's president that would involve Microsoft in a variety of government-sponsored technology projects.

The agreement comes at a moment when the Peruvian Congress is studying several bills that seek, among other things, to force Peruvian government agencies to choose open-source software applications over commercial applications, such as the ones Microsoft makes, except in cases when an open source application can't fill a specific computing need.
" More at IDG.net.

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