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No forking, says DoD open source report

May 23, 2011, 14:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Perera)

"The May 16 report, sponsored by officials from the assistant secretary of defense (networks & information integration) and the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, touts open source development as a way to increase innovation, agility and application security even in an environment of constrained resources.

"Open source technology is not incompatible with the official preference for commercial item technology, it notes, since nearly all open source software meets the definition of both 'commercial item' as well as 'commercial-off-the-shelf.'"

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