- Require federal agencies to initiate transitions to open source operating systems and productivity software.
- Make technology that has been developed at public expense, a publicly owned resource. Software that has been developed at taxpayer expense will be released under an open source license, making it free for all Canadians to use.
- Shorten the length of software patents to seven years. The software business cycle is so fast that longer patents only stifle innovation.
Would you add, change or remove anything, make your wish list. It seems like we are making politicians wake up and smell the coffee.