"Australian federal politicians will soon debate proposed
legislation that will make open-source software the first choice
for Commonwealth departments and agencies.
"Australian Democrats senator Brian Greig has announced his
intention to introduce a private members' bill into the Senate that
may see federal agencies forced to justify their expenditure on
"'It would be a bill that would require departments to look at
open source when assessing their IT requirements and if they do or
don't choose open source they should have to justify it,' said
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