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Linux Journal: Linux Access in State and Local Government, Part VII

Aug 07, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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The previous segments of this Linux Access in State and Local Government series discussed government developers' desires to share applications with one another in the spirit of other open-source projects. For example, Richard Brice stated, 'I have latched onto and am modeling all of my work after something more important than a single software platform: the culture of the Open Source community, the bazaar style of development and the willingness to cooperate and collaborate openly with others. Open source offers advantages that I just can't pass up...'

"This article discusses the need for and construction of a Web site where Richard's vision can become a reality. In it, we ask you to ponder the possibilities of enhanced security and savings to taxpayers in a world where state and local governments work together. You might ask yourself, what if fifty states and thousands of local governments didn't have to buy the same applications fifty times, a hundred times or perhaps thousands of times...?"

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