Re: [ba-unrev-talk] California going open source?
Found this at http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/02/08/14/0353221.shtml?tid=103 (01)
"News.com is reporting that a group called The Initiative for Software
Choice, led by the CompTIA, but backed primarily by Microsoft and Intel, is
lobbying against Open Source-only laws in for example, the State of
California government and the government of Peru. While their goals don't
specifically mention open source, they do mention that publicly-funded
research should steer clear of licenses such as the GPL. Interesting read." (02)
At 09:35 AM 8/10/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Open-source software advocates will unfurl a legislative proposal next
>week to prohibit the state of California from buying software from
>Microsoft or any other company that doesn't open its source code and
>Named the "Digital Software Security Act," the proposal essentially would
>make California the "Live Free or Die" state when it comes to software. If
>enacted as written, state agencies would be able to buy software only from
>companies that do not place restrictions on use or access to source code.
>The agencies would also be given the freedom to "make and distribute
>copies of the software."
>"The legislative intent is that for software to be acceptable to the
>state, it is not enough that it is technically capable of fulfilling a
>task, but that the contractual condition for purchase and/or licensing
>must satisfy a series of requirements regarding the license," the proposal