Public Advocacy for Open Source Software--Preferences and Requirements
Sep 28, 2007, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Michael
Tiemann for this link. ]
"As developers of Open Source software, at Kitware we are very
excited to see that is more and more common for federal funding
agencies to require or encourage the creation and use of open
source software when they announce funding programs.
"We see with concern however that funding agencies don't seem to
have a defined standard on what 'Open Source' means, and as a
consequence they and the public not always receive what they are
expecting in return for the investment of public funds..."