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Update: The Age: SA Democrats to Tone Down Open Source Bill

Aug 21, 2003, 14:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Turner)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Amendments softening open source preference legislation in South Australia are under discussion as the Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group today joined the chorus of opposition to the proposal.

"Australian Democrat Ian Gilfillan, who put forward the Bill, is discussing amendments with 'the open source community' including corporate and academic users, according to a spokesman.

"Under the amendments, where open source isn't preferred credence should be given to software that supports open standards and also software which is available from, or can be maintained, by multiple vendors..."

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