The government of the province of Quebec in Canada was taken to task by a judge in court for not following required tendering procedures when “upgrading” that other OS. A local supplier of GNU/Linux challenged the legality of the purchases of Vista and Office for $720K without tenders. Supposedly, from now on, they will follow the procedure and M$ will have to compete on price/performance with GNU/Linux. It’s about time. It used to be said you could never be fired for buying IBM or M$’s stuff but now that no longer holds.
A government likely has a steady flow of procurements in IT so this could benefit local industry this year.
I wonder how EDGI will fly with a proper tendering process?