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.
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”...
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||free software, open source, procurement, SCO|
|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|
Repository Staff Only: item control page