A Draft revised Guide to Australian Government Policy on Open Source Software was released in march. Comments close on Friday 15 April 2011 and can be made on the AGIMO Blog. The policy is good. But it is a shame AGIMO used Microsoft® Office Word 2007 to create the document in PDF format. Would have been a nice touch to to use open source software to create the document and then distribute as an easy to read Web page.
Also it would have been good to release the document under a creative commons licence in accordance with Australian Government policy. As it is there is no licence stated in the document and so presumably commonwealth copyright applies, prohibiting free use of the document.
It would also be good if AGIMO could use web addresses of less than 75 characters for their documents, so they can be easily used.
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