Open Source Finds a Friend in Big Government

Major federal agencies in the U.S. are gradually getting the hang of dealing with open source technology — a situation that bodes well for commercial open source providers. In a recently released “report card,” Open Source for America says that a handful of top level cabinet departments have achieved a high level of success in adopting the technology, and that other departments have at least committed themselves to pursuing appropriate open source options. “The results show a solid commitment to transparency and public feedback, as well as recognition and growing use of open technologies within the federal government,” notes OSFA.

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