GovExec: Federal CIOs Tout Benefits of ‘Open Source’ Software

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“Federal agencies increasingly are using ‘open source’ software,
which allows program users to access and modify code, and officials
are exploring new ways to incorporate the technology into
e-government initiatives, senior government technology officers
said Monday.

“‘Open source is usually brought forward by technology people
very focused on the success of the technology,’ said John McManus,
deputy chief information officer at NASA. ‘My experience has been
that technology sold up through an agency will be more successful
than something sold from the top down…'”


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