Declan McCullagh writes about Mike Wendy and the Initiative for Software Choice. ISC is apparently fighting against legislation that attempts to give open-source preferential treatment by the government. While I'm certainly a big open-source advocate, I'm also a big fan of free markets. So, I'd agree that giving open-source preferntial treatment is not what we need. If open-source can't compete with "the big boys", even when factoring in license costs, so be it.
ARLINGTON, Va.--Mike Wendy says he doesn't hate open-source software.
Wendy, spokesman and policy counsel for the Initiative for Software Choice (ISC), says he just wants to make sure government agencies don't unduly favor open-source or free programs over proprietary software.
"We want a process that is not based on automatic preferences," Wendy said.