Serbian Scientists to Get Genuine Microsoft Software
On June 29, 2011, Serbia and Microsoft signed an agreement under which Microsoft software will be supplied to all scientists who participate in programs financed by the Serbian government in the next four years.
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic explained that the agreement would enable 11,000 scientists to use legal software, since a considerable amount of software used in Serbia is illegal. Serbia received a significant discount for the purchase of USD 755,000 (EUR 525,000) worth of Microsoft’s software, Djelic added.
Djelic also announced that Microsoft plans to open an innovation centre in Serbia and that Serbia plans to further develop information technology and make progress in intellectual property protection.
Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Alain Crozier stated that it is very important to protect IP and make innovations, and that Serbian scientists will enjoy the benefits of genuine software.
For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.
Source: Serbian government’s website
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