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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Advisory Ruling on Open Source Software defines Country of Origin for Purposes of Government Procurement

Von: Sylvia F. Jakob

On Thursday, 6th December, 2012, Talend, a global open source software provider, announced a favourable advisory ruling from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP)  in relation to the government's ability to purchase open source software that was developed and substantially transformed in a designated country, but also included, or was based upon, source code from a non-designated country.

Whilst every country addresses rules around how its government entities can procure goods and services, the U.S. has particularly complex and unique laws in this area.  » Weiter

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