EU Antitrust Official Pushes Open-Source Software

The EU's top antitrust official called on member governments to use open-source software, an apparent jab at Microsoft Corp.'s proprietary technology. "No citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to choose a closed technology over an open one, through a government having made that choice first," European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said at a conference organized by OpenForum Europe, a nonprofit group that advocates open standards.

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