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Yahoo!/TechWeb: U.S., International Space Organizations Turn to Open Source

“Open source is reaching new heights as space organizations look
to this communally developed software to power both terrestrial and
orbital operations. Both the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space
Administration and the Indian Space Research Organization, in
particular, are using open-source software to build, guide, and
repair critical satellite systems.

“The use of open source is fairly widespread throughout NASA.
Open source is being used is as the operating system of Project
Columbia…”


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