[svlug] Are these an attempt to cause MS to spend lots of money

Nick Austin nick at digitalpipe.net
Thu Aug 14 09:11:06 PDT 2003


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On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Don Marti wrote:

> A government open source mandate is a good thing, because absence
> of a government open source mandate can turn into a proprietary software
> mandate for everyone else.
> 
> http://www.ssc.com/pipermail/atc/2003-February/000033.html

Don't you think that an open formats mandate is better then a mandate for 
software under a particular license?

If the formats are open, then people can buy the software that best suits 
there needs. If this happend, I think that most people would use Free and 
opensource software anyway. :)

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