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The Oregonian: House Panel will Consider Open-Source Software Bill

Mar 26, 2003, 21:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey Kosseff)

[ Thanks to llywrch for this link. ]

"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 Microsoft..."

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