The International Intellectual Property Alliance has issued a
which puts Indonesia on a priority watch list for, among other things,
mandating the use of open-source software in its government.
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"While IIPA has no issue with one of the stated goals of the circular, namely, reducing software copyright
violation, the Indonesian governments policy as indicated in the circular letter instead simply weakens the software
industry and undermines its long-term competitiveness by creating an artificial preference for companies offering
open source software and related services, even as it denies many legitimate companies access to the government
market. Rather than fostering a system that will allow users to benefit from the best solution available in the market,
irrespective of the development model, it encourages a mindset that does not give due consideration to the value to
(Thanks to Priyadi Iman Nurcahyo).
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