Open source bill hits snag in Congress
Philippines FOSS bill not having much support in Congress
MANILA, Philippines -- A bill filed in Congress that proposes the use
of open source technology in government is drawing lackadaisical
support from the country's lawmakers.
House Bill 5769, also referred to as the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Act, mandates the use of open source software in government and public academic institutions.
The bill, authored by Bayan Muna party list representative Teddy Casino, was filed September last year but has undergone only a single hearing so far in the previous Congress.