[A2k] For the first time in France, the Parliament votes a legislation that gives priority to Free Software

Frederic Couchet fcouchet at april.org
Tue Jul 9 10:00:06 PDT 2013


The French Parliament just wrote into law the first instance of Free
Software priority in a public service, by adopting the Bill on Higher
Education and Research. April, after extensively contributing to the
debate, especially welcomes this vote and congratulates Deputies and
Senators for recognising the importance of Free Software in the Public
Service for Higher Education, since it alone can ensure equal access to
the future public service. April hopes that this first step will be
followed by other legislation in favour of Free Software. It also thanks
all the persons who mobilised and contacted the Parliament Members.

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