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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Google is treading murky waters
by fewt on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 13:51 UTC
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They may well have a case under 253(a), but I anticipate the government will argue Competition in Contracting Act, 41 U.S.C. 253(c)(1).

(c) Use of noncompetitive procedures. An executive agency may use procedures other than competitive procedures only when--
(1) the property or services needed by the executive agency are available from only one responsible source and no other type of property or services will satisfy the needs of the executive agency;

It will be an interesting case, I hope Google wins but I won't hold my breath.

Edited 2010-11-02 13:53 UTC

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sorpigal Member since:

If they try to argue with this then they're going to have a hard time proving that "no other type of property or services will satisfy the needs of the executive agency"

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