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The Oregonian: Stiff Opposition Derails Open-Source Measure

Apr 18, 2003, 17:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffery Kosseff)

"The software industry is slamming the door on a push for Oregon government agencies to use open-source software--computer programs that don't carry recurring fees or usage restrictions.

"House Bill 2892 was scheduled for discussion Thursday at a House General Government Committee work session but was passed over after heavy opposition to the proposal, which would require state agencies to consider open-source software when purchasing computer programs.

"Even if the panel eventually considers the bill, some of the strongest--and most opposed--provisions have been removed..."

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