Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/07/18/korean_gov_hits_out/

Korean .gov hits out at Sun for Y2K overpricing

Hospital gets hit by expensive software upgrade

By Mike Magee

Posted in Business, 18th July 1999 14:26 GMT

Tomorrow's Korea Herald is reporting that Sun is coming under attack from government bodies for allegedly overcharging for year 2000 upgrades. According to the newspaper, which quotes an official at the Ministry of Information and Communication, Sun is using double standards by offering public bodies free upgrades but charging hospitals and other organisations large sums. The Herald reports that one Seoul hospital was asked to pay $30,000 to upgrade Sun PBD software to version 2.2, while other organisations have been offered the Y2K fix for nothing. Sun was slammed by the unnamed official for not following common business practices. ®