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Government Computer News: Open-Source Committee Will Advise Agencies for Free

Mar 22, 2004, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Agencies can now get free advice from the new Government Open Source Advisory Committee, which includes some of open-source software's most influential leaders.

"Miguel de Icaza, for instance, heads up development of the Gnome desktop interface found in nearly all Linux distributions. Roy T. Fielding is a co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation, which developed the Web server freeware running on about 67 percent of Internet servers, according to estimates by Netcraft Ltd. of Bath, England.

"'They basically agreed to be available to talk with agency program managers, guide them and answer whatever questions they may have," said Tony Stanco..."

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