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FLOSS for the Canadian Public Sector: Open Democracy

CYBERLAWS, Forthcoming

7 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2009  

Thomas Margoni

University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe; University of Glasgow - CREATe

Mark Perry

University of New England - School of Law

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

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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

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

Scotland
United Kingdom

University of Glasgow - CREATe

Glasgow
United Kingdom

Mark Perry (Contact Author)

University of New England - School of Law ( email )

Armidale, New South Wales 2351
Australia
=61 2 67732901 (Phone)

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