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Public Advocacy for Open Source Software--Preferences and Requirements

Sep 28, 2007, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"OSI Board:

"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..."

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