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

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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,

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