Israel Government ends the software licensing agreement with Microsoft

The Israeli Government has ended its software licensing agreement with Microsoft. The government pointed out to a change in the agreement which will double their costs.

The government is paying around $27 million right now to Microsoft for Office, Windows and server software for the several government computers and ministries. According to the government, Microsoft is trying to push them to switch from a licensing-based system to a subscription-based system. The government also mentioned that the negotiation with Microsoft was not successful.

Israel plans to freeze the current license structure owned by the government which may be used without further payment. Microsoft, on the other hand, has declined to comment on the matter.

Via: Reuters

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