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Weblog:   The Growing Politicization of Open Source
Subject:   Governments can make their own purchasing decisions too
Date:   2002-08-16 11:19:17
From:   per_abrahamsen
Response to: Governments can make their own purchasing decisions too

"After all, what's the difference between legislation mandating open source, and legislation outlawing P2P file sharing?"


None, really, if it is within the government itself in both cases. But in that case, I don't see either as a principal problem, allthough the pragmatic value of either can be discussed.


The big difference is whether the government makes restrictions on what itself can do, or whether it makes restrictions on what its citizens can do.