The Heartland Insititute: Minnesota Botches IT Bill
May 24, 2005, 16:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Titch)
"Caught up in the fervor over open-source software and believing
open-source alternatives save money, Minnesota wants to encourage
the use of royalty-free operating systems such as Linux. The law,
proposed as HF 2222, would require state agencies that opt for
proprietary software to submit a justification to the legislature.
Call it death by red tape.
"While open-source options frequently are less expensive than
their proprietary counterparts, opens-source software does not come
[Editor's Note: While the list of donors to The Heartland
Institute is no longer completely
known, it is worthy to note that the
donors who are known bear a striking resemblance to
major donors of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.