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[27 May 2009 | No Comment | 799 supporters]
Red Hat Sues Switzerland Over Microsoft Monopoly

£8 million a year to Microsoft, with no public bidding. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, say open source activists
Linux vendor Red Hat, and 17 other vendors, have protested a Swiss government contract given to Microsoft without any public bidding. The move exposes a wider Microsoft monopoly that European governments accept, despite their lip service for open source, according to commentators.
The Red Hat group has asked a Swiss federal court to overturn a three-year contract issued to Microsoft by the Swiss Federal Bureau for Building and Logistics, to …

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[19 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 711 supporters]

Several resource in the internet tell that IBM will take SUN for $6.5 billion. This combination will boost IBM monopoly on server market for at least 42%.
The two companies have a common similarities which is a strong support to the open source and Java.
The deal, which would be IBM’s biggest ever, could close as early as this week.
It might also still fall apart, warn the WSJ’s “sources familiar,” who are probably execs eager to see how the market would react to their plan.
Acquiring Sun would mark a sharp turn for …