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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Comment by Elv13
by Elv13 on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 01:16 UTC
Elv13
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2006-06-12

my (former) employer did just that 10 months ago and won
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&l...

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://...

Same reason, no public offer, ask for Windows without valid reasons, corruption (unregistered lobbying to be polite) from Microsoft sellers. We won, USA don't accept precedents from Canada, but it will probably be cited anyway. It was a precedent here, but we ended up being less or more blacklisted from the government, indirectly cutting my job. Not a big problem for me, I just went back to school.

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