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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: The Government Open Code Collaborative

Dec 04, 2004, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"As we celebrate the holiday season and prepare for the next round of legislation, a group of state and local governments has banded together to collect and distribute freely the costly software that normally runs taxpayers $100 billion annually. Called the Government Open Code Collaborative or GOCC.gov, this organization states that its members work together voluntarily to encourage 'the sharing, at no cost, of computer code developed for and by government entities where the redistribution of this code is allowed.'

"In addition to state and local governments, the organization also encourages collaboration between public sector entities and non-profit academic institutions..."

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