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RE: [ox-en] peruvian law

On Wed, 1 May 2002 paul.7.saunders wrote:

But it would be nice for Mr Blair et al to pass such a bill.

  Don't assume that they won't pass such bills.

  Canada, USA and Mexico passed a bill that said that you can't substitute 
a brand name for a technical specification.  This is extremely pro Open 
Systems.   The problem isn't the passage of laws, but which (often 
conflicting) laws actually get enforced.

  I helped take the Canadian government to Court twice on trade law
violations for specifying Microsoft-only.  We won both cases, but in both
cases the government department just pulled their procurement from the
open procurement process.

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