October 23, 2003

A shut Gates on open source

MICROSOFT founder and chairman Bill Gates has slammed moves by political parties in Australia and elsewhere to legislate the adoption of open source
software.

In an interview with The Australian at the Microsoft Office System launch in New York, Mr Gates said any such moves by government were wrongheaded and
would result in a reduction in public sector productivity.

Mr Gates claimed the open source system was "inferior" and said it represented a false economy in relation to lost opportunities to improve
productivity.

Link: australianit.news.com.au

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