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Nov012010

Google Sues the US Gov For Considering Microsoft Hosted e-Mail Solutions

Eric Goldman alerts, that Google is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) over a bid for a new hosted e-mail system which Google claims unfairly benefits Microsoft.

The suit, filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on October 29, calls out the DOI for not considering Google Apps in its Request for Quotation (RFQ). The DOI RFQ specified that the DOI was looking for a new, unified e-mail, calendaring and collaboration solution, but limited the acceptable options to Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) Federal suite only.

Google is making the argument that this’s “unduly restrictive of competition,” noted TechDirt.

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