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1 1 \section{Introduction}
2 2 \label{sec:intro}
3 3  
4   -The Brazilian Federal Government has been
5   -improving its processes for software contracting and development. For
6   -instance, in 2003, the recommendation to adopt Free/Libre/Open Source
7   -Software (FLOSS\footnote{In this work, the acronym ``FLOSS'' is
8   - used as a representative for ``Free Software'', ``Open Source Software'' (OSS), and
9   - ``Free/Open Source Software'' (FOSS).}) became a public policy. In 2007, the Brazilian
10   -Government released the Brazilian Public Software Portal
11   -(\textit{Portal do Software Público Brasileiro}, in Portuguese), with the
12   -goal of sharing FLOSS projects developed by, or for, the Brazilian
13   -Government. Additionally, the Brazilian legal instrument on software
14   -contracting (known as IN 04/2012) mandates that public agents must
15   -prioritize solutions available on the SPB Portal. The
16   -acquisition of a proprietary solution must be explicitly justified by
17   -demonstrating that there is no suitable alternative on the SPB Portal.
18   -In 2013, the Brazilian Federal Court issued a ruling
19   -(\textit{Acórdão 2314/2013}) about contracts between the public administration
20   -and suppliers using agile methodologies in software development.
  4 +The Brazilian Government released in the year 2000 the Eletronic Government
  5 +program (eGov) aiming at democratizing information access and improving the
  6 +public provision quality of service and information. In 2003, the Brazilian
  7 +President created a committee for implementation of free
  8 +software(\footnote{\url{http://www.softwarelivre.gov.br/documentos-oficiais/
  9 +DecretoComite}}) and thereafter the Chief of Staff of Brazil sent a circular-
  10 +letter to all Ministries in which the recommendation to adopt Free/Libre/Open
  11 +Source Software (FLOSS\footnote{In this work, the acronym ``FLOSS'' is
  12 +used as a representative for ``Free Software'', ``Open Source Software'' (OSS),
  13 +and``Free/Open Source Software'' (FOSS).}) became a public policy
  14 +(\footnote{\url{http://www.softwarelivre.gov.br/documentos-oficiais/circulardoministro}}).
  15 +In 2007, the Brazilian Public Software Portal (\textit{Portal do Software
  16 +Público Brasileiro}, in Portuguese) was released with the goal of sharing FLOSS projects developed by, or for, the Brazilian Government. Additionally, the
  17 +Brazilian legal instrument on software contracting (known as IN 04/2012)
  18 +mandates that public agents must prioritize solutions available on the SPB
  19 +Portal. The acquisition of a proprietary solution must be explicitly justified
  20 +by demonstrating that there is no suitable alternative on the SPB Portal. In
  21 +2013, the Brazilian Federal Court issued a ruling (\textit{Acórdão 2314/2013})
  22 +about contracts between the public administration and suppliers using agile
  23 +methodologies in software development.
21 24  
22 25 Despite of these legal advancements, in practice, Brazilian government agents
23 26 still do not practice, or even understand,
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