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Yahoo!/TechWeb: U.S., International Space Organizations Turn to Open Source

Oct 27, 2004, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"Open source is reaching new heights as space organizations look to this communally developed software to power both terrestrial and orbital operations. Both the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Indian Space Research Organization, in particular, are using open-source software to build, guide, and repair critical satellite systems.

"The use of open source is fairly widespread throughout NASA. Open source is being used is as the operating system of Project Columbia..."

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