Linux Journal: Linux in Government: California Air Resources Board’s Secrets Revealed

“In a recent article, I criticized an evaluation of the Linux
desktop made by a member of California’s Air Resources Board (ARB).
Knowing how public sector vendors work, I wanted to head off a
possible sabotage of California’s open-source initiative based on
the evaluation of a non-enterprise Linux desktop. That prompted
some communication between Jim Welty, the CIO of ARB, and myself,
which resulted in a conference call with key members of his

“In speaking with Bill, I discovered a model state agency that
has taken advantage of Linux and open-source software extensively
for over a decade…”