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Open Source and the Feds; Your Tax Dollars at Work

Nov 02, 2007, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Erickson)

"According to the results of a report designed to identify current open source adoption rates and trends in the Federal government and undertaken by the Federal Open Source Alliance, the Feds seem to have a growing appetite of and appreciation for open source.

"Based on a survey of Department of Defense (DoD), Federal civilian, and Intelligence IT executives, the study entitled 'Federal Open Source Referendum' indicates that Federal open source implementers and non-implementers have different perceptions of the benefits and challenges associated with deploying open source, most notably around security issues..."

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