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Will U.S. Government Embrace Canonical Landscape and Ubuntu?

Nov 25, 2009, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Specifically, Autonomic Resources — an integrator that serves the U.S. federal government — is now approved to offer Landscape to government customers running Ubuntu, WorksWithU has learned. Here are some quick details.

"First, a little background on selling information technology into the U.S. federal government. Simply put, it isn't easy. The process can be long and filled with red tape. For starters you need to be on an "approved" list, such as a GSA schedule.

"As Fedmarket.com explains:

"A GSA schedule contract is an official federal contract but it is not funded and it does not have products or services to deliver immediately. Funding occurs when an order is signed by a federal agency."

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