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ITBusiness.ca: Feds Put Open Source Into Active Service

Sep 06, 2006, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shane Schick)

"The federal government has embarked on an ambitious project that will use open source software to manage assets created for use in the public sector, including custom-developed applications.

"Called Intellectual Resources Canada (IRCan), the project is being led by the CIO Branch of the Treasury Board Secretariat but has its origins in Public Works and Government Services. The departments are setting up a repository of sorts based on GForge, an open source collaboration and code management tool which grew out of the original Sourceforge.net system created by VA Linux..."

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