Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 23:36 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Google That is without a single shred of doubt the most awesome headline I ever got to put on OSNews. This headline is so awesome I don't even need to write anything else, because it would just detract from the awesomeness. Cue Johnny Guitar, with a lone wanderer riding his horse towards a Mojave sunset, after just having... Wait, where were we? Right. Yes, Google has sued the US Department of the Interior because its Request for Quotation regarding a messaging solution demanded the use of Microsoft software.
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by JPowers on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 04:33 UTC
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I need the following:
1. e-mail.
2. shared documents.
3. shared calendars.
4. must have security certification.
5. must be Microsoft Product.

Google: I can do it all except 5.

Microsoft: I can do it all except 4.

The law:
1. You can't name a vendor/product in a request.
2. You can name a vendor/product only under very limited conditions.

Google: The request doesn't follow law #1 and they don't meet the requirements to allow the exception in #2.

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