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Dear Mr. Obama - Small and Medium Business

Dec 09, 2008, 23:05 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon 'maddog' Hall)

[ Thanks to Britta Wuelfing for this link. ]

"In the computer industry there is something known as Free Software, which is software that guarantees the availability of the source code for the software solution to the end user. This allows the end user to make a business decision about whether they wish to use the software the way it exists, or take steps to change the software to have it meet the end-user needs.

"Sometimes these changes are simple fixes to issues in the software that the creator of the software has not had the time or inclination to fix. Sometimes these changes are extensions to the software that would allow the end user to use the software in ways that would be impossible without the extension. In every case, the end user could make a decision based on their economics and business, rather than be restricted by the capabilities or economics of the software provider."

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