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Government Gets Open Source

Oct 23, 2008, 18:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"GOSCON always provides some interesting use cases for open source by the public sector, and while we might not associate public service with space travel, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena presented on how integral open source BI software from Jaspersoft was integral to the Phoenix Rover Mission. JPL Lead Engineer Terry Himes told attendees how he and his team have navigated the procurement process while Jaspersoft Vice President Nick Halsey went over what his open source company has done to accommodate its government customers, which are accounting for significant revenue. Halsey stressed that Jaspersoft's federal GSA Schedule listing and federal Section 508 accessibility compliance, announced at the conference, were examples of where the vendor was able to 'bridge gaps' in compliance that the development community would not have otherwise addressed."

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