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News.com.au: Open Source Laws Likely for SA

Jun 26, 2003, 01:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Hayes)

"Legally-mandated open source software is a step closer in South Australia, with a private members Bill that requires government departments to use it 'where practicable' likely to pass the upper house.

"Backed by Democrats MLC Ian Gilfillan, The State Supply (Procurement of Software) Amendment Bill calls on public authorities to use open source in preference to proprietary software.

"'Wherever practicable, a public authority should use open source software in preference to proprietary software,' the Bill reads..."

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