The Oregonian: House Panel will Consider Open-Source Software Bill
Mar 26, 2003, 21:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"A new bill would make Oregon the first state to take a formal
stance against the hefty fees and technological limitations of
software produced by large corporations such as Microsoft.
"A House committee is scheduled to consider a proposal that
promotes 'open-source' software, which doesn't charge recurring
fees and enables customers to alter the software code, making it
more compatible with other programs.
"The House General Government Committee will hold a hearing
April 3 on House Bill 2892, which would require state agencies to
consider open-source software when purchasing new computer
programs. Most government agencies use 'proprietary' software,
which limits how customers use the programs, from companies such as