Linux Journal: Parlez-vous Open Source?Oct 26, 1999, 20:34 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)
"If a pair of French senators have their way, open source software will be le forcé software of France."
"The administrations of the State, the local communities and the administrative services, subject to the provisions of Article 4 can use only free software of rights and whose source code is available..."
"The proposal, known in as Proposition 495, isn't coming to a municipality near you anytime soon. But in France, where issues of culture (including, apparently, geek culture) are paramount, more than a few French officials are looking at the open source movement as a way of both maintaining easy access to information as well as keeping a certain amount of control over their own national computer culture."