Federal Computer Week: Local Execs Praise Open Source

“Adopting open-source software isn’t just a money-saving
proposition for cash-strapped government entities, according to an
open-source proponent.

“‘The main cost benefit I see is not from avoiding software
licenses, but from the collaboration,’ said Andy Stein, information
technology director of Newport News, Va. Under open source, ‘We no
longer have to develop everything, we can leverage each other’s
resources. It’s very hard if not impossible to do that with
proprietary software…'”