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Microsoft Approves OMB Memo
Microsoft is applauding a new memo released by OMB stressing that agencies making procurements must be "technology and vendor neutral." Open source software opponents argue that that this new memo will put proprietary software on the same level of open source software.
"These are bills that say you cannot use [Microsoft] Windows because Windows is not open source. There are lots of reasons not to use Windows. But having a state law that says you not use it seems awfully prohibitive," Guidera said.