Democrats introduce legislation to support Open Source Software
mike at vee.net
Mon May 5 11:21:02 CST 2003
Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Unfortunately, if the wording is incorrect, and it ends up achieving the
> wrong thing, you have not really achieved anything.
> To do the most public good in this area, I think that governments must
> insist on open standards, not simply mandate open source software.
I can see what you mean, but we still need to be talking to the
government, encouraging them to adopt open standards. A show of public
opinion really is required to counteract the lobbying, advertising and
FUD that companies like Microsoft will be directing at the Government,
especially now that a Bill like this one has appeared.
Mike Gratton <jabber:mjg at jabber.vee.net> <http://web.vee.net/>
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