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InfoWorld: Governments and "Software Libre": Matt was Wrong

Feb 23, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"So, it's actually not uncommon for me to find out that I'm an ignorant Muppet. But it's somewhat uncommon for me to admit it publicly. ;-)

"I'm in Venezuela meeting with partners and customers, some of which are government agencies. In so doing, I've asked for further clarification on Venezuela's legislation (Decreto No. 3.390) mandating the use of open source software. I've criticized this (and other governments' open source legislation) in the past, not because of a disregard for open source software (My entire career has been spent promoting open source), but rather because I dislike government edicts that require use of a particular kind of software..."

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