Open source software has natural strengths which benefit individual users. Above and beyond this, the widespread use of open source software holds advantages for the U.S. economy as a whole, and it is for this reason that a careful program of government promotion and encouragement would be justified and beneficial.
1 See: http://www.opensource.org.
2 The full text of these guidelines are found at http://www.opensource.org/osd.html.
3 An example of such a license is the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License, which can be found at http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.html.
4 See: http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/.
7 See: http://apache.org/ABOUT_APACHE.html.
8 See: http://www.redhat.com/products/linux.html.
9 See: http://www.opensource.org/open-jobs.html.
10 See: http://opensource.org/halloween/halloween1.html.
11 See: http://www.fsf.org.
12 See: http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,23811,00.html?st.ne.fd.gif.c .
13 One such company is Red Hat Inc., http://www.redhat.com.
14 See Bruce Schneier's Applied Cryptography, second edition, Wiley, 1996.
15 "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," chapter 10 (see note 4).
16 See: http://www.opensource.org/open-jobs.html.
17 See: http://www.opensource.org/y2k.html.
18 See the NetAction White Paper, "From Microsoft Word to Microsoft World: How Microsoft Is Building A Global Monopoly," by Nathan Newman, at http://www.netaction.org/msoft/.
19 Cassidy, John, "The Force of an Idea," The New Yorker, January 12, 1998, p. 32.
21 "Halloween 1" (see note 10).
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