Title: Cost, defining, and responsibility of government purchasing Open Source Software

Authors: Ma Minhu, Feng Liyang

Addresses: Law Department, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. ' Law Department, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Abstract: Various countries now are paying close attention to Open Source Software (OSS) because of its |security cost| which is different from the commercial software. But how to make the |security cost| as one of government|s purchasing principles, define national (OSS) and respond to the technique and product flaw services of OSS are all new legal problems which needs to be analysed.

Keywords: open source software; OSS; security cost; domestic products; legal measures; government purchasing law; software purchasing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2008.019341

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.193 - 200

Published online: 07 Jul 2008 *

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