Lawmaker blasts U.K. government on Microsoft policy

"A member of Parliament of the United Kingdom has launched a stinging
attack on the U.K. government's IT strategy, saying that it has given
Microsoft too much control.

John Pugh, who is a member of Parliament, or MP, for Southport and a
member of the Public Accounts Committee, was speaking in an
adjournment debate on Tuesday that he had called. The aim of the
debate, he said, was to explore the alternatives to using Microsoft
software, including open source."