[kde-promo] Any KDE Users Near Munich
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
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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