Microsoft changed their school agreement
Linpro AS in Norway filed a complaint in March 2006, claiming that Microsoft's
discount agreement with 12 Norwegian counties was a misuse of its market
dominance. Microsoft changed their School Agreement in June 2006 after
pressure from Norwegian competition authority.
Privously schools had to pay Microsoft on machines installed with Linux, Mac
OS X or other desktop systems. Microsoft also bundeled other software
products to the agreement. Both this contract terms has been changed. Now
schools don't need to pay Microsoft for using Linux, Mac OS X. Bundling of
Microsofts products is also stopped.
Both Linpro AS and the competitive authoriteis consulted Skolelinux for facts
in this case. Skolelinux, also know as Debian Edu is the most successfull
GNU/Linux distribution in Norwegian schools.
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