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."