Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Sep 2010 20:57 UTC
Microsoft Who said a public outcry - even if it's just on the internet - never helped anyone? Yesterday, we reported on The New York Times' findings that Microsoft lawyers were taking part in raids on opposition groups in Russia. Today, Microsoft has announced a number of steps to fix the situation - the most significant of which is a unilateral software license extended to all NGOs in Russia and several other countries.
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damned if you do... damned if you don't
by siraf72 on Tue 14th Sep 2010 17:57 UTC
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Lord knows I have no love for Micro$oft, but I think they did the right thing here. And yes it has PR value.

MS are seen to be doing the right thing

NGO's are protected from licensing being used to shut them down.

I believe this is called a win win situation.

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