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LinuxPlanet: Defense Department Marches Towards Open Source

Jul 31, 2006, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In a new initiative to spur more use of open source software (OSS) within the US Defense Department, the department's Office of Advanced Systems and Concepts (AS&C) has begun teaming up with Red Hat, Novell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and AMD--along with big systems integrators and 'non-traditional' open source companies--to glean insights that will help shorten the learning curve to deployment.

"Now ending the first of its three implementation phases, the Open Technology Development (OTD) project is drawing upon the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) as an invited liaison between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the IT industry and open source community..."

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