Trebles all round!

From The H via Glyn Moody:

According to the Swiss Open Systems User Group, /ch/open, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has rejected a complaint by several open source vendors against the awarding of contracts to Microsoft without prior invitation to tender. Last summer, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court had ruled in a first instance decision that only the vendors of Microsoft software could object against the awarded contracts because only they offer the Microsoft products chosen by the Swiss Federal Government.

So if Microsoft finds itself receiving preferential treatment from the Swiss government, the only people that are allowed to object are… Microsoft.