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Should public entities use only open source software?
Public entities should only use open source software.
When drones and robots are fully autonomous I think we all deserve and want to know what logic they are going to use when deciding to engage and kill.
You can look at the code and see what is doing.
Sometimes proprietary software is not funded and may not get updated.
Open source software is often free or cheaper.
Transparency between the requirements and the delivered product would provide for better auditing and easier finding of political embezzlement.
Open source software leads to more participative democracy.
With proprietary software, the consumer cannot contribute a feature (that may be useful also to others) if that is not in the company's interests.
Public documents should not be published in closed formats.
Huge amounts of hardware would also need to be replaced, as lots of equipment relies on closed source software.
The available open source software may not meet the needs of the government.
There is often no direct contact with a helpdesk possible.
Some proprietary software is better for some specialized tasks.
Open source software sometimes is not funded and may not be updated.
Open source software is better.
All software should be open source.
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