February 11, 2002

Microsoft fights back against open standards in South Africa

Author: JT Smith

A week ago, an advisory body on IT to the South African Government advised to use open standards on all levels of Government. (see earlier submission). In his state of the nation speech on Friday, 08/02/02, President Thabo Mbeki declared Microsoft will be giving free software to all public schools of South Africa, and with a 90 % rebate to private schools and universities. Story: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=1 3&art_id=ct20020208212507770G320799
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