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Community: Open Source Legislation Alive in Oregon

Aug 11, 2003, 14:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cooper Stevenson)

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Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Oregon's Rep. Barnhart and Sen. Brown's office, the Oregon Senate Rules Committee unanimously signed a letter commissioning the Legislative Council to draft new Oregon Open Source Legislation. The result is Senate Bill 941, a bill that requires State Agencies to, "...consider aquiring open source software products in addition to proprietary software products and shall aquire the software that meets the requirements of the state's information technology architecture and provides the best value."

"You may find the full text of the bill in PDF format at the link below.

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Full Text of Oregon Senate Bill 941

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