April 1, 2004

Treasury 'Linux tax' plans provoke anger

Open source groups have reacted angrily to UK government plans to tax open-source software. A discussion document prepared by parliamentary
under-secretary, John Healey and Inland Revenue consultant, Sir Alan Olde-Moody, has proposed a windfall tax on all projects published under the GNU
licence - including, most significantly, Linux.

Link: techworld.com


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