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itWorldCanada: Philippines Gov't Mulls Mandated Open Source Use

Nov 16, 2006, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])

"Congress is set to conduct hearings on the proposed Free Open Source Software (FOSS) Act of 2006, which mandates the use of open-source software in government. If enacted, the law is likewise expected to benefit small companies.

"In an interview with Computerworld Philippines, Congressman Teodoro Casiño, author of FOSS Act 2006 (or House Bill no. 5769), said the use of FOSS and open standards would benefit both the government and private sector, particularly small-to-medium enterprises (SME)..."

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