NewsForge: U.S. Government is Moving Toward OSS

“Is the U.S. federal government moving toward adoption of Linux
and open source solutions? The answer is yes. The only question is
‘how fast?’

“America’s government is a sprawling entity with seemingly
unrelated departments, specialties, and functions. Each function
has its own way of doing things, all the way down to the IT
structure. Sprawling entities need a lot of computing power, and
this creates a huge market for vendors. In fact, there’s so much to
sell, program, maintain, and support that some businesses exist
only to provide hardware and software to the federal


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