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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Short story...
by JPowers on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 04:33 UTC
JPowers
Member since:
2007-11-10

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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RE: Short story...
by as400tek on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 16:09 in reply to "Short story..."
as400tek Member since:
2006-02-15

Lotus!

1. e-mail. Lotus Notes & Domino
2. shared documents. Lotus Quickr
3. shared calendars. Lotus Notes & Domino
4. must have security certification. Lotus Note & Domino is far more secure than one would think and encryption is built in.
5. must be Microsoft Product. Lotus Domino and Notes can run on Windows, but works on Linux and Mac too. The Domino Server runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, System i, Mail Frame Linux, and HPUX.

Everyone forgets about the other direct competitor to Microsoft in the quasi collaboration space. If you consider what Microsoft offers as collaboration, which I do not.

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RE[2]: Short story...
by JAlexoid on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 21:02 in reply to "RE: Short story..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Lotus!

1. e-mail. Lotus Notes & Domino
2. shared documents. Lotus Quickr
3. shared calendars. Lotus Notes & Domino
4. must have security certification. Lotus Note & Domino is far more secure than one would think and encryption is built in.
5. must be Microsoft Product. Lotus Domino and Notes can run on Windows, but works on Linux and Mac too. The Domino Server runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, System i, Mail Frame Linux, and HPUX.

Everyone forgets about the other direct competitor to Microsoft in the quasi collaboration space. If you consider what Microsoft offers as collaboration, which I do not.


IBM is in the same boat as Microsoft, because they have a lot of gov't contracts that have IBM specified directly or indirectly. So IBM decided not to rock the boat, since both can drown...
But now, maybe IBM will join Google in the suit and get in the bid with hosted notes solution....

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RE: Short story...
by as400tek on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 16:10 in reply to "Short story..."
as400tek Member since:
2006-02-15

Lotus!

1. e-mail. Lotus Notes & Domino
2. shared documents. Lotus Quickr
3. shared calendars. Lotus Notes & Domino
4. must have security certification. Lotus Note & Domino is far more secure than one would think and encryption is built in.
5. must be Microsoft Product. Lotus Domino and Notes can run on Windows, but works on Linux and Mac too. The Domino Server runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, System i, Mail Frame Linux, and HPUX.

Everyone forgets about the other direct competitor to Microsoft in the quasi collaboration space. If you consider what Microsoft offers as collaboration, which I do not.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: Short story...
by as400tek on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 16:11 in reply to "Short story..."
as400tek Member since:
2006-02-15

Lotus!

1. e-mail. Lotus Notes & Domino
2. shared documents. Lotus Quickr
3. shared calendars. Lotus Notes & Domino
4. must have security certification. Lotus Note & Domino is far more secure than one would think and encryption is built in.
5. must be Microsoft Product. Lotus Domino and Notes can run on Windows, but works on Linux and Mac too. The Domino Server runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, System i, Mail Frame Linux, and HPUX.

Everyone forgets about the other direct competitor to Microsoft in the quasi collaboration space. If you consider what Microsoft offers as collaboration, which I do not.

Sorry all, I can't seem to get this to reply only to add at the bottom of the comments. My apologies.

Edited 2010-11-02 16:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Short story...
by Neolander on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 16:39 in reply to "RE: Short story..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Sorry all, I can't seem to get this to reply only to add at the bottom of the comments. My apologies.

It is marked as reply in fact, look at the comment title ;) . The problem is just that when you're logged in, "flat" comment view is the default. It can be fixed by adjusting the comment display settings in your account's preferences. But that's a matter of user account preferences, not a problem with your comment, really.

Edited 2010-11-02 16:43 UTC

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