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Mexico and Microsoft

May 19th, 2002 · No Comments

Mexico Embraces Microsoft, Stirring a Debate in the New York Times:

When he learned that President Vicente Fox had announced a nationwide plan to make millions of Mexicans computer-literate, Mr. de Icaza [of Ximian] saw a great opportunity to promote his software at home. But he has since found that Mexico is eager to develop its technology market only with companies that offer millions of dollars to take part.

And that is how Microsoft, which up north has faced years of regulatory battles over what critics call its monopolistic practices, came to be handed what could fast become a monopoly here.

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