August 28, 2001

Parliamentary Library defies trade tribunal

Author: JT Smith

Canda's library of Parliament is refusing to obey a Canadian Internation Trade Tribunal ruling to cancel and replace a computer system that unfairly favored Microsoft products. The library claims it has used up its budget for implementing the new service in legal costs to defend itself before the tribunal. That's an allegation the plaintiff, who would have built a Linux-based news monitoring service for the library, calls "ludicrous," noting the library seemed to have an endless reserve of cash available during the two-year legal fight. Full story at Ottawa Citizen.
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