[NetBehaviour] petition for publicly funded software to be open source
mediaidea at arkania.org
Tue Jul 3 21:34:40 CEST 2007
(what about z citizens?)
james jwm-art net escribió:
> Software written using public funds should have it's source code
> published under a distribution licence that has been declared Free by
> the Free Software Foundation, rather than remaining a closed secret.
> This would allow for more of the public to benefit from the development
> of the software since the code would be available for anyone to use and
> improve. Furthermore, compatibility with other Free licences (such as
> the GPL) would promote rapid development and reduced costs through the
> reuse of existing code.
> An open development model would also allow the public to be more informed
> of the progress and quality of these projects, which so frequently seem
> to end up severely over budget.
> (british citizens etc only)
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