October 19, 2001

Microsoft license fees soar for state of Kansas

Author: JT Smith

"The world's dominant software company is not making it any easier to draft an already squeezed state budget, officials say.

Microsoft Corp's plans to change its licensing agreements, and higher fees are expected to drive up the cost of keeping the state's computer systems running.

No firm figures are available, but a ballpark estimate puts the additional cost at $15 million a year, officials said." More at the Wichita Eagle.

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