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Submission + - Swiss interim judgement: buying Microsoft is risky

cheros writes: It's presently only available in German, sorry — this is in principle a followup of
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/26/red_hat_switzerland/. I expect there will be a Redhat press release surfacing at some point.

The Swiss NZZ newspaper reports (at http://preview.tinyurl.com/ldmgmw) that an interim judgement now allows the procurement of Microsoft products & services, with the proviso that such contracts could be annulled by the final judgement.

This means that the purchase of Microsoft products is presently a risk until the final judgement. IMHO this is as effective as banning purchases until then, but without enabling Microsoft to do anything about it (AFAIK, IANAL).

This interim judgement is in principle a confirmation that there is actually a case to answer, and that the existence of viable alternatives is accepted by the court.

In related news, Redmond Microsoft staff recently dismissed are asked to bring their office chairs to a storage room on the executive floor before they leave. No explanation is provided :-)
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