A petition was recently posted on We The People demanding that federally funded software be released under an open source license. Makes sense. The public should have access to what is technically their property.
However, TechDirt posed the question of whether it should be released under an open-source license or public domain, and I’m afraid they really missed the point.
- What’s Missing from CFPB’s Awesome New Source Code Policy
- Why You Should Always Write Software as Open Source, Even When It’s Never Going to Be
- Open-Source Alternatives to Proprietary Enterprise Software