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IT-Director:Loi 495 - allez le source ouvert!

Oct 27, 1999, 13:46 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Open source received a boost this week, as two French senators proposed a law that included a clause concerning the use of such software by national and local administrative systems. The driver is one of freedom of access to the software, but the issue is more likely to be one of cost. As reported on The Register yesterday, a discussion forum has been set up on the issue. And the feedback is good."

"Comments such as "Un pas vers la démocratie électronique" (a step towards electronic democracy) give an indication of some of the feedback, however this is coupled with fears about the impact on business. It is worth reflecting on what such a move might entail, should it be adopted."

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