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[Fsfe-france] Fwd: contre offensive

From: andre lefranc
Subject: [Fsfe-france] Fwd: contre offensive
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 23:01:40 +0200
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Subject: contre offensive
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:22:53 +0200
From: Roger.
To: address@hidden

JPMH writes "ZDNet is [0]reporting that a UK IT industry body backed by
    Microsoft, IBM, Intel, BAE Systems and other high-tech heavyweights has
    urged the UK government not to commission open-source software, and
    particularly not software covered by the General Public License.
    According to [1]Intellect, which lobbies for about 1,000 UK IT
    companies, the requirement of open-source licences for software funded
    by the government could have a [2]negative impact on competition for
    contracts, the quality of the resulting software and even the
    confidentiality of government departments. In particular, Intellect
    recommends that the government drop the GNU General Public License
    (GPL), the licence upon which the GNU/Linux operating system is based,
    from its list of acceptable default licences for government-funded
    software, and steer clear of the GPL generally."


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