Microsoft accused of trying to secretly influence government consultation

28 04 2012

Microsoft is accused of trying to exert clandestine influence on a UK government consultation which could slash the software giant’s £700m income from the UK’s public sector.
The Cabinet Office has thrown out one “independent” expert who had been helping organise a public discussion on how to introduce free software into government – a move that has been calculated could save £600m annually – because he had not declared that he was also advising Microsoft directly.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/27/microsoft-government-consultation?cat=technology&type=article

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