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February 14, 1999


By CBR Staff Writer

Government policy makers could curb Microsoft’s monopoly, slash the government’s Y2K remediation bill and improve computer security by promoting wider use of open source software, a new study suggests. The report was conducted by NetAction, a San Francisco non-profit outfit last seen getting on Microsoft’s case in August 1998. The new white paper recommends several low-cost steps government could take to promote the use of open source software – through its purchasing policies, for example, or by publishing the source code to software that has already been developed for government use.

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