"Olliance Consulting Group has been selected by the
Open-Source Software Institute (OSSI) to lead a coalition of
industry vendors in a study of open-source technology's feasibility
for the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO).
The Open-Source Software Institute (OSSI), a non-profit
organization comprised of high-tech industry, government agency and
academic entity representatives, recently entered into a
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the
Naval Oceanographic Office, based at Stennis Space Center.
The purpose of this CRADA is to facilitate an exchange of
information between NAVOCEANO and OSSI that will (1) produce a
technical study concerning the application of open-source software
at NAVOCEANO, (2) engage the application of open-source software
methodologies and techniques to the vast repositories of
application software at NAVOCEANO, (3) provide access to the
Government of the intellectual capabilities of OSSI and the
open-source industry, and (4) provide a beta test site for the
concepts and procedures of OSSI."