Bill requires open source use in government
Philippies government representative, Teodoro Casiño is expected to file a bill this week mandating the use of free and open source software and open standards in all government projects.
A draft furnished to Standard Today showed that the bill allows the use of proprietary software in government only when no open source alternatives are readily available, or when a proprietary system is already widely in use.
The bill also prohibits any government agency from procuring technology goods and services that are locked in to or dependent on a single vendor.
The bill defines a FOSS license as any license or end-user agreement
that ensures free access to open source software and the right to freely
Source: Manila Standard