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Weblog:   The Growing Politicization of Open Source
Subject:   Linux and Politics
Date:   2002-08-18 07:08:28
From:   jsotack
Response to: Linux and Politics

You can legislate
"- Free access to public information by the citizen.
- Permanence of public data. - Security of the State and citizens."


Without legislating the end solution. How many government orgainizations have you seen distribute information ONLY in a format that requires expensive SW to view.? There ar always HTML, PDF.


Hence, the requirement could be that certain types of information be distributed in a way (of the orgainisations choosing) that uses a free viewer.


In thie case where maintainance is a concern, you simply need to be able to convert to a different format. I suppose you could have a reqiurement that the generating information be robostly save information in an open format (xml?).


JOhn