Australia is going opensource as well. In an interview with The Australian at the Microsoft Office System launch in New York, Mr Gates replied that any such moves by government were wrongheaded and would result in a reduction in public sector productivity.

Dropping Microsoft software a reduction of productivity? Is he kidding?!?!

Keep an eye out on The BeOS Stockholder Gathering. Jeanmarc is doing a terrific job in keeping us up to date about these kinds of things. Feel free to discuss these governmental decisions.