itWorldCanada: Philippines Gov’t Mulls Mandated Open Source Use

“Congress is set to conduct hearings on the proposed Free Open
Source Software (FOSS) Act of 2006, which mandates the use of
open-source software in government. If enacted, the law is likewise
expected to benefit small companies.

“In an interview with Computerworld Philippines, Congressman
Teodoro Casiño, author of FOSS Act 2006 (or House Bill no.
5769), said the use of FOSS and open standards would benefit both
the government and private sector, particularly small-to-medium
enterprises (SME)…”

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