"Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?"

Public Money, Public Code

"We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well."

"Code paid by the people should be available to the people!"



Can't agree more. My wife was talking with a former colleague whose musuem just canned a database project after 3 years. Means that 3 years worth of tax payer money down the drain for a database whose code nobody will ever see. Complete waste.

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