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Posted by acrossad on Feb 1, 2012 7:45 AM EDT; By Rex Djere
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On January 30th, 2012, I started a petition requesting that the U.S. government broaden their use of Free Software and Open Source to save money. I deeply believe that this one step is part of the solution to the problem of the crushing national debt that the United States is currently facing. Will shifting to Free Software completely solve the crisis? No, it will not.

Software expenditures are a very small part of our national budget. However, at some point, if we do not want our nation to go bankrupt, we will have to have the discipline and the fiscal restraint to say “no more”. The United States is not an infinite repository of cash, as many vendors seem to think. Decades of overspending have left us in quite a mess, and I believe that Free Software can help.

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