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Wired: Open-Source Tug of War Heats Up

Sep 26, 2002, 16:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"Legislation advocating government use of open-source software is un-American, anticompetitive, bad for business, and hell on the economy and taxpayers, according to the Initiative for Software Choice.

"Over the past year or so, more than two dozen governments have passed or proposed nearly 70 laws or policy changes that stipulate or strongly encourage governmental use of open-source software.

"The Initiative for Software Choice has been lobbying against such laws since May, and intends to step up its efforts over the next few weeks to block the adoption of pending open-source preference proposals in Europe and South America..."

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