Microsoft states to UN that Linux is anti-commercial

Posted on Monday, Nov 28 2005 @ 05:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
References to free software and Linux were removed from a UN document after Microsoft stated such software aims to make it impossible to make any income from software as a commercial product.
Microsoft asked for references to free software to be removed from a document presented at last week's UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) conference, the software giant admitted on Friday.

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is unhappy that the document was changed and claims that even though it was on the panel discussing the document, it was not made aware of Microsoft's changes.
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