[Linux-aus] Giving Australians work with Open Source

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Thu Jan 15 07:14:01 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 06:10:18AM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> Re: http://www.itnews.com.au/storycontent.asp?ID=10&Art_ID=17864
> > Legislation aimed at making open source software a preferred
> > option for government departments and agencies could have the
> > unintended effect of damaging the prospects of local IT
> > service providers.   

It gets worse... :-(

Open source licences could damage Aust govt software collaboration

"A shift to open source development models could inadvertently limit the 
prospects of Australian government agencies sharing locally developed 
software, a legal expert has warned."


I was there and saw the presentation too; I certainly didn't get the vibe
that Gus reported on. I also spoke to Brian Fitzgerald about it the
following day and he was a tad flummoxed... 

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