Linked by robojerk on Thu 6th Jan 2011 23:15 UTC
Legal Google sued the U.S. Interior Department late last year and a judge has sided with Google. The WSJ reports that the judge of the case ruled the USID violated the Competition in Contracting Act by requiring all bids to include Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite. No word if the USID will appeal the ruling.
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I'm not sure that I agree...
by brewmastre on Fri 7th Jan 2011 16:22 UTC
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I understand that there needs to be a balance in life and that all people and companies deserve a fair shake but I'm not certain that I agree with this ruling. Perhaps the gov't has already looked at their options and have decided on a product they like the best; why should another company be able to come in and sue them and potentially "force" them into a product they don't want. Wouldn't that be like putting out a bid to HP, Dell, and Lenovo to buy all gov't PC's just to then be sued by Apple for not including them?

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