Open Source for America Publishes Federal Open Technology Report Card

“Open Source for America (OSFA), an organization of technology
industry leaders, non-government associations, and academic and
research institutions promoting the use of open source technologies
in the U.S. federal government, today published the results of a
study measuring openness in government.

“The Federal Open Technology Report Card evaluated key
indicators of open government and open technologies developed
through online crowd sourcing and refined metrics outlined by the
OSFA leadership committee. These included questions regarding
public budgets, use of social media, and open source technology

“2010 marked the first year federal government agencies were
operating under the Directive and Open Government Plans, and the
results are promising. Many of the agencies scored well, while
others have room for improvement.”


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