Which Countries Have Open-Source Laws on the Books?

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…It’s become increasingly common over the past decade or so to see laws being passed to either mandate the use of open-source software or, at the very least, encourage people in government who make procurement decisions to do so. Here’s a map of the status of open-source laws around the world, via the magic of Google Fusion Tables.

Broadly speaking, Europe and South America are the biggest hotspots for open-source use in government, with Bulgaria being an example earlier this year of a country requiring all software written for the government to be FOSS (free and open source software). 

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