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California blesses open source as 'acceptable'

Jan 12, 2010, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Among the budget cuts California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed to health care, prison, environment, and other parts of the state budget, there's one area that has a good chance of actually getting a budget increase: open source in IT.

"According to a policy letter (PDF) issued last week by California CIO Teri Takai, "the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in California state government [has now been formally established] as an acceptable practice."

"It's about time."

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