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Re: Federal Court Backs GPLv3

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____/ bbgruff on Wednesday 07 Sep 2011 21:44 : \____

> On Wednesday 07 September 2011 20:48 JeffM wrote:
>>>|The Swiss Parliament's control committee for the Federal Court
>>>|is allowing the publication as open source software of Open Justitia
> parliament-says
>> :following complaints by a proprietary software firm, Weblaw
>> :
>> Ah. There's the part that was conspicuous by its absence.
> By the heck - have I got this right?
> The way I read it:-
> - The court developed some S/W
> - It has decided to publish it under the GPL
> - Weblaw tried to say that the court couldn't do that, because it would be
> anti-competitive!

It's a new talking point. Microsoft friends try to portray FOSS as "a cartel", too.

> Have I understood that correctly?
> ... and the sting in the tale(!) :-)
> "The decision of the parliamentary control committee was announced last
> Friday by the Parliamentary Group for Digital Sustainability. The group
> welcomed the decision: "With the release of Open Justitia under an open
> source license, costs can be saved, as the cantonal courts no longer need to
> purchase expensive proprietary software licenses.""

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