Open Source Victory in Canada

Friday Jun 4th 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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Canada's Quebec Superior Court ruled in favor of open source software when it said that the RRQ acted illegally when it offered Microsoft a no-bid contract to update 800 workstations.

A Quebec Superior Court ruling said that the Régie des rentes du Québec's (RRQ) acted illegally in 2008 when it awarded a no-bid contract to Microsoft to upgrade 800 workstations.

Cyrille Béraud is the president of Savoir-Faire Linux, he told Le Devoir, "It is also a great victory for the Government of Quebec" which "now has a tool for liberation from the stranglehold of multinationals on its information system."

Béraud said that this decision will set a precedent.

The original French version of this story can be found here.

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