Oregon Open Source

Here's a great look at the human side of an Oregon state bill (pdf) that would require state agencies to consider open source software when making software decisions: Open Source in Oregon Fight Reaches Critical Juncture. The introduction to the bill is worth reading because it makes the business case for using open source software; explaining that it's all about self-interest and saving money. The article in Linux Today is by a primary backer of the bill, and he outlines the work he's done to get the bill where it is. It's now at a critical point, and needs support from the public to get passed. [via Slashdot]