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News   News : China passes "anti-Microsoft" law
   posted by emeck on 1-Mar-2004 12:58:20 (1668 reads)
An Indian newspaper is reporting that China will pass a law making it illegal for government organisations to buy more than a certain amount of foreign software.

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Re: China passes anti-Microsoft law
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it applies for all formats and sw doesnt it? not just M$


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Re: China passes anti-Microsoft law
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You must let the public decide what they want to buy.

Import duties are one thing but a percentage ban? How do they police that? What if they make lots of copies of Linux? Will that mean they can keep using imported software as long as the amount of home grown to imported software ratio stays at 30/70?

Sounds fun.


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Re: China passes anti-Microsoft law
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free to choose what they are told? microsoft software only?what is the difference? if China bans Microsoft software surely thats the lesser of the Evils? Weakens Microsofts position and delays complete world domination and any new competitor has more of a chance to survive............(Amiga).

 
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Sounds fun.


Depends on what kind of penalties the Chinese goverment will use.....


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If they should enact this law, the advantage that Linux gets is that you can "roll your own" so to speak, thus making that version "home grown" software.


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@Toaks

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it applies for all formats and sw doesnt it? not just M$


That's why the quotation marks are there. Anyway, if you consider OSes and office sw, M$ will be the most affected.


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I agree with the decision the Chinese government made.

All governments should do the same.

 
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Re: China passes "anti-Microsoft" law
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I think it will be very unlikely that AmigaOS will be able to penetrate that kind of market, however AmigaOne systems running linux might still succeed.

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I don't like the Chinese ruling at all... it will deplete the gamers user base of Call of Duty


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