FLOSS for the Canadian Public Sector: Open Democracy
7 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2009
Date Written: November 18, 2009
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
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