12 juillet 2019

Open Source Advocates Step Up Government Lobby Efforts

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Shane Schick[Edit][Delete]: Open Source Advocates Step Up Government Lobby Efforts, IT Business [Edit][Delete] October 25, 2006
Because the usual channels are clogged with paid representatives from commercial software companies spreading fear, uncertainly and doubt (FUD) open source advocates have taken their lobbying campaign directly to government members, distributing a CD to each of Canada's Members of Parliament. I am not a part of this effort, though it certainly enjoys my support, as I can see first-hand how much money we spend on software that we don't have to. "During your work as an MP," they write, "we encourage you to ask the public service where they are including free/libre open source approaches in their acquisition, use, production and distribution of software". More...

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