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Re: [SLUG] Federal Gov Open Source Policy
- To: "marghanita@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <marghanita@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Federal Gov Open Source Policy
- From: Dean Hamstead <dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:43:58 +1100
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
this legislation is meaningless as open source projects cant respond to tenders.
vendors are already selling products rooted in, or heavily based on open source. the basis of the softwares development was already irrelevant in the tender process.
this legislation should have also included statements requiring software licenses to be strictly adhered to - open source or otherwise - and some commitment to enforcing the disclosure of source code from the vendors when appropriate.
On 04/02/2011, at 7:57 AM, Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This looks like a step forward:
>> The policy includes three principles as well as some draft text for government departments and agencies to include in future RFT documentation:
>> * Principle 1: Australian Government ICT procurement processes must actively and fairly consider all types of available software.
>> * Principle 2: Suppliers must consider all types of available software when dealing with Australian Government agencies.
>> * Principle 3: Australian Government agencies will actively participate in open source software communities and contribute back where appropriate.
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