View Full Version : Documents expose the influence of US lobbies on the EU WorkGroup on Open Source

June 1st, 2009, 10:08 PM
From Wikileaks (http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Documents_expose_the_influence_of_US_lobbies_on_th e_EU_WorkGroup_on_Open_Source%2C_2009):

Open Source is software that is free to use and modify. Large copyright holders such as the US-based MicroSoft Corporation exert pressure to prevent government adoption of free software.


June 1st, 2009, 10:37 PM
A company should be free to lobby however it wants and spend however much of its money it wants on lobbying. I would hope that governments would be smarter than simply catering to whoever throws the most money at the lobbyists, but that's an issue with government and not with the corporations. just my two cents