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+ - Microsoft bows to complaint from Linpro

Submitted by Martin
Martin writes: Microsoft has agreed to change the terms of its School Agreement contract with Norwegian regional municipalities, following a complaint by Norwegian open-source software company Linpro to The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA). The only article in English, so far, is available from Linpro. However, some articles in Norwegian are available from other parties, like the NCA, and the Norwegian newspaper Dagens IT.

+ - Microsoft challenged by Norwegian OSS provider->

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hewi writes: "A slight case of David vs Goliath: Microsoft can no longer subject Norwegian schools to pay Windows licenses for their Linux and Mac computers, nor exclude competing providers and solutions from this market.

Faced with sanctions from the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) following a complaint from Norwegian OSS provider Linpro, Microsoft Norway bowed to pressure, and introduced two kinds of flexibility in the [School] agreement, that were previously missing, according to their CEO. Article"

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