Anti-FLOSS: Preemptive action by the proprietary software movement

Hugo Lueders, a representative of the Institute for Software Choice is quoted in the Register as complaining to the Commission about the lack of opportunity for proponents of proprietary software to comment on the FLOSS report that’s due out soon[1].

The FLOSS project reports that I’ve seen (including the offending report; for another example see my notes here) have been pretty much works of advocacy: exploring how to make FLOSS work, not balancing the pros and cons of open vs proprietary software. So I guess this ‘complaint’ should be seen as part of the process of counter-argument and the normal process of political lobbying.

[1] R A Ghosh et al: Economic impact of FLOSS on innovation and competitiveness of the EU ITC sector,UNI-MERIT: Maastricht


About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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One Response to Anti-FLOSS: Preemptive action by the proprietary software movement

  1. Pingback: L’uso dell’Open Source nelle PA europee « I numeri dell’innovazione

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