23 Mar 2003 Waldo   » (Journeyer)

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I've decided that I'm going to push for Virginia (USA) to require all software developed exclusively for governmental use that is distributed to the public without charge (ie, insurance-tax-filing software, POS liquor-sales software, etc.) to have the source code freely available. If not under the GPL (I'm in AOL country here; pushback would be strong, no doubt), under some sort of a license that would, obviously, allow for that code to be altered and redistributed. The state's general assembly isn't in session until next winter -- it only meets annually around these parts -- but I can start laying down the groundwork this summer.

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