[kde-promo] Any KDE Users Near Munich

Daniel Molkentin molkentin at kde.org
Fri Apr 11 10:20:14 BST 2003

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On Friday 11 April 2003 08:41, Andreas Pour wrote:
>If you can support KDE and live near / around Munich, please read this
> story:

I guess most people here already have. It's been around for a while on German 
news tickers (not even only IT Newstickers), so it got a lot of attention 

>and convince the Munich government to do the right thing.  Freedom from
>Microsoft is far more important to Germany and Europe than saving a few
> bucks right now.

I guess they will, plus some important Linux companies are located there (e.g. 
Linux New Media, Europe's largest Linux-related IT publisher. OTOH Microsoft 
Germany is located there, too and I guess they couldn't stand their own city 

>Also I wonder how giving special rebates to those moving to Linux does not
>violate anti-trust laws?  Sounds like predatory pricing or dumping to me,
> but then I am not an antitrust expert.

I guess such "Lobby work" is too common here in germany. As this a company 
offering Linux seems to have won a call for bid, I would says it's a 
violation, but IANAL.

One hope is the quote of Munich's major during the talk with Ballmer that he 
reportedly repeated again and again: "What else can you offer?" :)

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