It ought to be obvious that concessions to create a copyright and patent regime that favours foreign corporations is a bad concession to make in a trade agreement. It amounts to selling your future industrial strength to buy temporary benefit for your legacy industries.
The number one reason why all those bold words abut adopting open source by the UK (and most other governments) is that the procurement policies aren’t updated to match the rhetoric. So it’s good to see a Conservative publication calling for change.
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