@schestowitz I'm aware of similar (and possibly worse!) behaviour here in NZ... and there's the resignation of Peter Quinn in Massachusetts who was working to mandate open standards for file formats... http://techrights.org/2019/06/20/microsoft-bullying/
Here's an article on Quinn https://www.cio.com/article/2447090/a-win-for-microsoft-in-massachusetts-.html
@schestowitz in about 2000, I wrote an open letter to NZ's parliament about their ill-advised consumption of proprietary software... here's the letter (thanks to archive.org): https://web.archive.org/web/20101027202539/http://openz.org/open_letter.php and here's the list of 435 NZers who'd signed it at the time: https://web.archive.org/web/20101028012632/http://openz.org/co-signers.php?umsSession=81fbb5c109354d0d4e7adc47be1cd54b - one of them worked for local gov't and told me that Microsoft NZ had contacted his boss and informed them that they would lose their right to use the "all-of-gov't"...
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