Yesterday the « Proyecto de Ley del Software Libre » was presented at the Colombian House of Representatives for a first public hearing with great success, according to this news article on their site.
This is one of many steps to get any legislation in place, so it’s an important day in Free Software history for Colombia ! This is the second time after 1992 that such legislation is attempted, and I consider this to be great news, although the general intent of this legislation is presented as letting free software co-exist with proprietary software.
I wish I could have been there, this is truly a time for changes and progress in Colombia and I am excited about all the opportunities opening there. Apparently the session was recorded and is available on video, it will be interesting to watch it and see how this project was presented.
- Project dicussion and comments organized by Colibri, a Colombian free software advocacy and users group.