[LINK] Microsoft controlling Govt 2.0 funds

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Fri Oct 2 19:49:18 AEST 2009

On Fri, 2 Oct 2009, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> Microsoft Australia's head of government and industry affairs, Simon
> Edwards, looked to quiet some of the IP concerns by posting in
> Microsoft's Australian Government Affairs blog. "If a contractor creates
> IP it will have agreed (in its contract with Microsoft) to assign or
> licence that IP to the Commonwealth. Microsoft does not share the IP.
> Microsoft does not own the IP. Microsoft has no rights to the IP,"
> Edwards wrote.

> Concerns were also expressed over clauses of the contract draft which
> may allow Microsoft to replace an employee with an employee approved by
> Microsoft, or require employees to undertake compulsory training.

I am sure Ric Richardson is a good example wth respect to doing business 
with Microsoft and what outcomes they can expect.


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