University of Buffalo faculty goes for open source

Thursday, April 03 2003 @ 04:40 am CST

Contributed by: Linegod

The University of Buffalo (New York) Faculty Senate has passed a resolution calling for the use of open source software and open file formats at the University. The resolution cites the needs for free information flow, privacy, and cost containment. "...open-source, or 'free' software provides an alternative to proprietary operating systems and application software that is robust, reliable and trustworthy, and provides a means for the University community to retain complete control of its computer hardware and software, and to retain the rights of Fair Use of information, and preserve the means to adapt computer systems to specific research and personal needs..."

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Nice wording on this one:

9 WHEREAS, open-source, or "free" software provides an alternative to proprietary operating systems and application software that is robust, reliable and trustworthy, and provides a means for the University community to retain complete control of its computer hardware and software, and to retain the rights of Fair Use of information, and preserve the means to adapt computer systems to specific research and personal needs;

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