FLOSS for the Canadian Public Sector: Open Democracy

CYBERLAWS, Forthcoming

7 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2009

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Thomas Margoni

Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), Faculty of Law - KU Leuven; University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe

Mark Perry

University of New England - School of Law; University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law; the University of Western ONtario ; The University of Auckland; University of New England

Date Written: November 18, 2009

Abstract

FLOSS generates both enthusiasm and concern. In this paper we focus on the Canadian public sector, how it could benefit from FLOSS solutions, emphasising the strong connection existing between public function and Free and Open Source models. At the same time we analysis some of the major legal concerns linked with FLOSS, to distinguish real issues from FUD.

Keywords: licences, compatibility, derivative works, advantages for public sector

Suggested Citation

Margoni, Thomas and Perry, Mark, FLOSS for the Canadian Public Sector: Open Democracy (November 18, 2009). CYBERLAWS, Forthcoming , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1508913

Thomas Margoni

Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), Faculty of Law - KU Leuven ( email )

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University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe ( email )

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