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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy government-free-software.html
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:33:08 +0000

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       11/12/20 23:33:08

Modified files:
        philosophy     : government-free-software.html 

Log message:
        Clarify the policy about owning and controlling state computers.

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/philosophy/government-free-software.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.5&r2=1.6

Patches:
Index: government-free-software.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/philosophy/government-free-software.html,v
retrieving revision 1.5
retrieving revision 1.6
diff -u -b -r1.5 -r1.6
--- government-free-software.html       20 Dec 2011 00:22:41 -0000      1.5
+++ government-free-software.html       20 Dec 2011 23:32:56 -0000      1.6
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-<!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
+4b<!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
 <title>Measures governments can use to promote free software</title>
 <!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
 <!--#include virtual="/server/gnun/initial-translations-list.html" -->
@@ -116,13 +116,12 @@
 
 <ul>
 <li>Every computer that the state uses must belong to or be leased by
-the same branch of government, and a state agency must never cede authority
-to any private entity, or anyone outside the same branch of government,
-over who has physical access to the computer, who
-can do maintenance (hardware or software) on it, or what software
-should be installed in it.  If the computer is not portable, then
-while in use it must be in a physical space of which the state is the
-occupant (either as owner or as tenant).</li>
+the same branch of government that uses it, and that branch must
+always maintain the right to decide, at any moment, who has physical
+access to the computer, who can do maintenance (hardware or software)
+on it, and what software should be installed in it.  If the computer
+is not portable, then while in use it must be in a physical space of
+which the state is the occupant (either as owner or as tenant).</li>
 </ul>
 
 <p>One other policy affects free and nonfree software development:</p>
@@ -176,7 +175,7 @@
 <p>
 Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2011/12/20 00:22:41 $
+$Date: 2011/12/20 23:32:56 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>



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