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Report from the first Oregon open source hearing
Tuesday, April 08 2003 @ 09:05 am CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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"The sponsors of the bill had their say first. Ken led the testimony with his background and motivation for the bill. He was followed by many others, including members of the LTSP project and representatives from small school districts who said they could not be doing the things they are without the savings Open Source software makes available to them. Others provided a range of thoughtful and well-presented views. Some highlights from their combined testimony were:

  • Open Source costs less
  • The State needs to encourage Open Standards to avoid Lock in.
  • HB 2892 is not a discriminatory bill
  • The current market is not a free one
  • Open Source is more Secure
  • Open Source is less susceptible to virus damage
  • It is easy to use
  • Why spend money on software the State can get for free?
  • Open Source means Open Standards
  • Open Source will save the State of Oregon a lot of money"

Read the full thing here.


Very balanced and interesting insight in the proceedings.

  


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