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Open source developer? Uncle Sam wants you

Apr 28, 2009, 17:02 (1 Talkback[s])

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"In recent weeks, the military has launched a collaborative platform called Forge.mil for its developers to share software, systems components and network services.

"The agency also signed an agreement with the Open Source Software Institute to allow 50 internally developed workforce management applications to be licensed to other government agencies, universities and companies.

"Taken together, the two developments show how the Defense Department is trying to take advantage of Web-based communities to speed up software development and reduce its costs."

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