Oracle has lost a court case, where the Dutch government asked specifically for SAP software in their tender. The judge ruled that as the Dutch .gov allready uses SAP, they can ask for it and rule out other vendors if they want. Oracle won’t dispute the ruling, as it works out well for them: the NL .gov can also specifically ask for Oracle products.

This is bad news for smaller software vendors who may want to develop alternatives, but won’t be able to get in because they don’t allready supply NL .gov. The tendering laws were implemented specifically to suppres this and give small and upcoming companies a chance. Well done Judge.

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