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Lower the U.S. national debt by expanding the government's use of Free Software

Jan 31, 2012, 12:06 (2 Talkback[s])


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"The U.S. federal government is being taken advantage of by many unscrupulous software vendors who charge the government far more for proprietary software, and technical support for that software, than is warranted. There is a very large community of volunteer software coders and Free Software/Open Source based U.S. companies such as Red Hat Inc. and Google Inc. that provide far more cost effective solutions. These solutions are most often provided with the software's source code, so the federal government will never be locked in to a single vendor or software provider. We recommend that the government appoint people of great moral character and ethics who are also familiar with Free Software to advise the government on this shift (e.g. Dr. Richard M. Stallman of Boston, MA)."

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