CNET News: The Politics of Open-Source Software
Jul 16, 2003, 02:30 (20 Talkback[s])
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"Mike Wendy says he doesn't hate open-source software.
"Wendy, spokesman and policy counsel for the Initiative for
Software Choice (ISC), says he just wants to make sure government
agencies don't unduly favor open-source or free programs over
"'We want a process that is not based on automatic preferences,'
"The ISC is by far the most vocal opponent of a growing trend:
Legislation that, if enacted, would all but prohibit government
agencies from purchasing proprietary software for their own use.
The ISC asserts that such legislation could jeopardize the future
of the worldwide commercial software industry..."