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ZDNet: Open Source and the Military

Mar 19, 2006, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"One benefit many countries get from open source is a political benefit, autonomy.

"Now that argument is becoming explicit, a matter of national security. Boingboing reports that the UK is talking of cancelling an order for jet fighters unless they are also given the source code for software used in the jets..."

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