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Slashdot: Free Software Law in Argentina

Apr 29, 2001, 14:00 (6 Talkback[s])

"There's presently a law being discussed at the Congress in Argentina, that would make mandatory the use of and migration to Free Software when possible."

"Article 1: The National Public Administration, Decentralized Organizations and corporations where the State is a majoritary shareholder will only use for their IT systems and equipments free programs (software)."

"Article 2: "free program (software)", will be understood as software with a license of use that guarantees the user, without an extra fee, the following rights:

  1. Non-restricted use of the program for any purpose
  2. Exhaustive inspection of the internal program operation.
  3. Use of the internal working, and of arbitrary segments of the program, to adaptate them to user needs
  4. Production and distribution of copies of the program
  5. Modification of the program, and free distribution of the modifications and the resulting new program, under these same conditions."

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