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| An open source tax credit is proposed which would allow individuals
| who develop open source software to receive a tax credit worth 20
| percent of their out-of-pocket costs. Corporations and self-
| employed individuals may already take a deduction for their development
| expenses for both open source and proprietary commercial software.
| The open source tax credit provides a similar incentive for
| individuals who currently have no means to deduct these expenses.
If successful, this could become somewhat of a death knell to proprietary