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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 
>licensing policies.
>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 
>states.    (03)