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Weblog:   The Growing Politicization of Open Source
Subject:   You don't start negotiating with your bottom line
Date:   2002-08-16 12:19:49
From:   stend
Response to: You don't start negotiating with your bottom line

I agree with the point I think is being made in the second paragraph here. Just as I don't want my tax dollars spent by the government on physical equipment which can only be serviced by the vendor, neither do I want them spent on virtual equipment (software) which can only be serviced by the vendor. Does it need to be Open Source? No, but that isn't a bad starting position, when the desired destination is for the government to receive complete, and permanent, access to the source code for all software which it purchases, with the right to disclose this source to third parties for the purpose of maintaining the software for government use.