[Linux-aus] OpenSource in SA Government Bill
jdub at perkypants.org
Thu May 1 17:03:27 UTC 2003
As this is of general interest (more general than education), it's probably
more appropriate on the linux-aus mailing list.
<quote who="Ian Loxton">
> This notice has just appeared in the Linux SA mailing list.
> I'm told that the Hon. Ian Gilfillan MLC (Democrat
> spokesperson for Science and the Information Economy) is
> introducing a Bill to support Open Source Software today.
> In a nutshell, the Bill (if successful) will require:
> > 17A. (1) A public authority must, in making a decision about
> > the procurement of computer software for its operations,
> > have regard to the principle that, wherever practicable, a
> > public authority should use open source software in
> > preference to proprietary software.
> I've put up his draft speech at
> put up the bill at
> For the Bill to move forward, it needs support from the
> Government or the Opposition (or both!), so if you want to
> lobby your local member of Parliament to support it, I think
> that would be a good thing. Any political-type people have
> any suggestions on doing this? I gather that you can find
> your local member of Parliament at:
> Cheers, Ian
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