[Reader-list] IOSN Releases Primer on Free/Open Source Software and Government

Sunil Abraham sunil at mahiti.org
Tue Jul 6 15:23:47 IST 2004

IOSN has produced a primer on Free/Open Source Software and Government
and a pre-publication copy of the primer is now available for download
for review and feedback. The end date for public feedback is 14th July.
Please send feedback to sunil at apdip.net

This primer is meant to serve as a resource for nations in the process
of formulating their FOSS policies. This particular primer surveys the
motivations of other countries in implementing FOSS, summarizes the
steps involved in formulating a policy, lists some possible strategies
to use in implementing the policy and finally touches on cross-sectoral
issues unique to FOSS policies. Its target audience are the
policy-makers who set national policies and their advisers. 

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