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Bassett, Graham & Suzor, Nicolas P. (2004) Recent developments. In Fitzgerald, Brian F. & Bassett, Graham D. (Eds.) Legal Issues Relating to Free and Open Source Software. QUT Press, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 121-124.

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Abstract

The Australian Democrats have recently proposed federal legislation which requires consideration of open source software when making decisions about public agency procurement contracts. A similar legislative proposal has been made in South Australia.170 The Financial Management and Accountability (Anti Restrictive Software Practices) Amendment Bill 2003 (Cwth) aims to redress concerns that “a small number of software manufacturers have a disproportionate and restrictive hold on the supply, use and development of software”...

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ID Code: 50514
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: free software, open source, procurement, SCO
ISBN: 0-9751394-0-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 23 May 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 08:46

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