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In limiting open source efforts, the government takes a costly gamble

Aug 12, 2016, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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The vast majority of companies are now realizing the value of open sourcing their software and almost all have done so for at least certain projects. These days Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and almost every major company is releasing code to the open source community at a constant rate. As is the case with many cutting edge developments it???s taking governments a while to catch on and understand the value in going open source. But now governments around the world are beginning to take the view that as their software is funded by the public, it belongs to the public and should be open for public use and are starting to define codified policies for its release.

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