Customs Backs Open Source Software In US Contracts

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 8:51 PM EST) -- Software company Talend said Thursday that it won a favorable advisory ruling from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that should create more opportunities to use open source software platforms in government contracting.

Customs allowed Talend database management software to be considered a U.S.-manufactured product under the Trade Agreements Act even though the majority of its source code was initially created abroad. The software was designed and its final modifications were done in the U.S. and France, and the final modifications “substantially transformed”  open-sourced programs that were...
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