No forking, says DoD open source report
May 23, 2011, 14:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The May 16 report, sponsored by officials from the assistant
secretary of defense (networks & information integration) and
the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and
logistics, touts open source development as a way to increase
innovation, agility and application security even in an environment
of constrained resources.
"Open source technology is not incompatible with the official
preference for commercial item technology, it notes, since nearly
all open source software meets the definition of both 'commercial
item' as well as 'commercial-off-the-shelf.'"