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Manila Standard Today: Bill Requires Open Source Use in Govt

Sep 11, 2006, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chin Wong)

"Rep. Teodoro Casiño is expected to file a bill this week mandating the use of free and open source software and open standards in all government projects.

"A draft furnished to Standard Today showed that the bill allows the use of proprietary software in government only when no open source alternatives are readily available, or when a proprietary system is already widely in use..."

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