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DOD open-source memo could change software landscape

Oct 29, 2009, 21:18 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

"Earlier this month, DOD issued guidance that clarifies the use of open-source software, or software whose code is made freely available for others to use and modify. Although many of today's most popular software programs are open-source, such as the Linux operating system and the Apache Web server, questions around procurement persisted in the military services. The guidance is not formally policy, but it offers clarifications on how to use open source software."

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