Seeteufel writes: On 5 February 2013, an ongoing renegotiation around Microsoft's "Open Bar" agreement with the French Ministry of Defence became public. A first contract had been concluded in 2009 without any call for tender, and it was not in full compliance with WTO procurement principles. Concerned about national security Free Software Group APRIL wrote to its political contacts, to the Minister of Defence, to Members of Parliament, and to the Senators from the Defence Commission. They hope to raise their awareness and demand utmost transparency.
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