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The Open Source Governmental Adoption Wave

Jun 02, 2007, 08:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

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"I just closed out my quarter (whew!), and needed to relax a bit. So I plowed through Jyh-An Lee's article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. It presents a very interesting face on the rising trend of open source adoption by national and local governments worldwide, including offering some reasons for the trend:

"The ultimate conclusion is that when two systems are equally suitable, governments may reasonably choose OSS over proprietary software because software industry market failures may justify such support of OSS development..."

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