"The software industry is slamming the door on a push for Oregon
government agencies to use open-source software--computer programs
that don't carry recurring fees or usage restrictions.
"House Bill 2892 was scheduled for discussion Thursday at a
House General Government Committee work session but was passed over
after heavy opposition to the proposal, which would require state
agencies to consider open-source software when purchasing computer
"Even if the panel eventually considers the bill, some of the
strongest--and most opposed--provisions have been removed..."