California Warms Up to Open Source Software in Government

The ever-progressive State of California has publicly come out in favor of open source as a viable software option for its governemnt. Cnet’s Matt Asay points to a policy letter [PDF] issued last week that asserts, “the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in California state government [has now been formally established] as an acceptable practice.”

That’s great news for the mainstream advancement of FOSS, but will it be enough to help the overburdened state out of its $20 billion budget deficit?

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