Swiss government rethinking Microsoft no-bid contract?
According to Swiss newspaper Neue Zuericher Zeitung, the Swiss government might be reconsidering its no-bid contract deal with Microsoft which has been opposed by a consortium of 18 open source vendors.
Microsoft told me the other day, that the Swiss Federal Bureau for Building and Logistics (BBL) has been a Microsoft customer for many years and that the new contract was a 'renewal'.
It's unclear at this point from my point of view how this situation will end. It is clear that the issue of a no-bid contract is an issue, as is the fact that (according to Red Hat at least) the Swiss claimed they went with Microsoft because they saw no alternatives.