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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] French Prime Minister issued a circular letter

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Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] French Prime Minister issued a circular letter in favor of the use of free software by government
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:24:05 +0200
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Here are the URLs of the letter :

On 09/29/2012 07:21 AM, wrote:
> This is an extremely good news !!
> Note that he says GNU/Linux, the real name, to talk about the whole system.
> And so, he uses the 4 freedoms to explain what is Free Software.
> The "funny" thing  is that he defines Free Software as an "intellectual
> property model", so we have to explain why saying “Intellectual
> Property” is not relevant...
> Anyway, as a French citizen, I ask president Hollande to make Richard
> Stallman a chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur :)
> On 09/29/2012 01:03 AM, Thomas Harding wrote:
>> [please forgive my English]
>> French Prime Minister issued a circular letter in favor of the use of
>> free software by government
>> entitled "Guidelines for the use of free software in government", the
>> short letter from French Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault presents a
>> work from the DISIC (IT direction for government).
>> Notably:
>>   * They recommends Free Software usage, also Free Software support by
>> contractors
>>   * They expressly define Free Software as the 4 freedoms defined by FSF
>>   * They define Free software as *a model of intellectual property*
>>   * They warns on such Free Software owned by a single company
>>   * They define use cases on forks (see also above point: MySQL,
>> Open/LibreOffice, ...)
>>   * They recommends to joint software development communities as an
>> organization more than as individual (some arguments are specious here:
>> participate, give patches, ..., is OK, but give an orientation...)
>>   * They strongly recommends mutual development in government branches
>>   * They recommends to give back to Free Software 5 to 10 percents of
>> savings compared to a proprietary (fr: privatrice -- is not used) solution.
>>   * They defined working groups
>> Ref: PRMX1234912C
>> <>
>> (paste the document reference in form field -- search "NOR" on right side)

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