“CSIS, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has put together a study of “a rather large chart providing information on the number and type of Open Source (OS) software policies and legislation considered by national, regional or local governments around the world. It looks at whether the policy or legislation mandated the use of OS, expressed a preference for OS software, encouraged its use or commissioned research into OS software. We have not included purchasing decisions (i.e. a government decided to buy OS products). While a purchase of OS software could indicate a policy decision that has not been publicly articulated, it could also be simply a decision made on the basis of price or product.
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