NewsForge: Census Bureau: Open Source makes sense to deliver stats on the Web

“If you’re checking out demographic information at the U.S.
Census Bureau’s Web site, there’s a chance the information is
courtesy of several Open Source tools. Two senior technology
architects with the Census Bureau’s Internet division said the low
cost of Open Source software, plus strong support from the
developer and user communities make Open Source the right choice
for several Web-based projects at Census.gov.

“Lisa Wolfisch Nyman and Rachael LaPorte Taylor described five
Open Source Web projects at the Census Bureau Tuesday during one of
the Open Source Software for e-Government series of discussions
sponsored by the General Services Administration, the National
Science Foundation and the Cyberspace Policy Institute at The
George Washington University. The talk, held at the NSF just
outside of Washington, D.C., drew about 30 government employees and
private sector developers, two thirds of whom raised their hands
when asked if they were Open Source advocates…”

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