Governments urged to use legal software
BEIJING, Aug 27, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The State Council, China's Cabinet,
urged governments at all levels to use legitimate software in office
computer systems, according to a circular posted on the central
government's website on Tuesday.
Downloading of unauthorized software will be forbidden and a
long-term mechanism should be set up to supervise software use in
government, the circular said.
Government procurement divisions should strictly follow the laws
on procurement and regulations on the management of software products
nationwide, it said.
The circular reiterated that the purchase of copyrighted software
should be included in the annual assessment and those who fail to
abide by such rules should be punished in accordance with relevant
laws and regulations.
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