[Fsfe-ie] When Think Tanks Attack

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Wed Jun 23 19:19:50 CEST 2004

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When Think Tanks Attack
Tim Lambert, 23 June 2004

"The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution is only one of a dozen different
think tanks that have attacked Open Source. Why are all these think
tanks so down on Open Source? Well, the Small Business Survival
Committee is concerned that using open source will expose small business
to the risk of lawsuits. Citizens Against Government Waste is concerned
that the government might waste money on Open Source. Defenders of
Property Rights is concerned that Open Source might be a threat to
intellectual property rights. However, I was able to detect a common
theme to all their criticism. They all seem to be funded by


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