Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software? Code paid by the people should be available to the people!
GadgeteerZA · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Monday, 14 November - 12:43
Free Software gives everybody the right to use, study, share and improve software. This right helps support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.
- Tax Savings - Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.
- Collaboration - Major projects can share expertise and costs.
- Serving the public - Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.
- Fostering innovation - With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.
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