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Open Source and the Feds; Your Tax Dollars at Work

“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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