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[Discuss] Govt Source Code Policy

On 4/7/2016 6:19 PM, IngeGNUe wrote:
> But what I can say is that I think the government in its role as a
> public institution should, befitting its role, share its code (public
> property) publicly, but also that it should have the right to defend its
> code from unexpected privatization. Corporations should be forced to buy
> rights to proprietize said code through the same process of
> privatization as they might purchase a road.

I think you haven't thought this through. When a company purchases a
road from a town or state they buy exclusive rights to it. The public
no longer have any rights to use that road because it is no longer a
public road. If you apply this to software then when a company buys
software from the government they buy exclusive rights to it. The public
would no longer have rights to use that software because it would no
longer be public software.

Rich P.

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