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ITBusinessEdge: GOSCON Emphasizes Building Government Community

Sep 27, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Question: The previews of this year's GOSCON indicate that the Department of Defense's new Open Technology Roadmap and at least one of its authors will play a prominent role in the conference. Why is it important to address the roadmap now?

"Bryant: The roadmap comes at a time where there's a great demand for this kind of reference model. At the open source lab where I work at OSU, the phone is ringing off the hook with questions that you'll find sprinkled throughout the roadmap. We get calls from public agencies, municipalities and counties about open source development methodologies [and things like] 'How can we organize community? How do we structure funding? How can we find vendors to support this kind of project? How do we get support? What about infrastructure and tools...?'"

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