Colorado takes stand against software piracy
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Mar 14, 2000
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens on Monday signed an executive order requiring state
entities to use only legal, licensed software.
Owens' order applies to all state agencies, as well as third parties doing
business with Colorado. The state joined California and Nevada, which have
also recently issued similar directives.
Owens' move was lauded by the Business Software Alliance, a coalition of
some of the world's largest software developers including Adobe Systems
Inc., Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
"Colorado is the third state to require strong software management programs
in government agencies," said Becca Gould, BSA's vice-president of public
policy in a release. "The order challenges businesses and other states to
promote jobs and economic growth by ensuring the use of only legal and licensed