This year has been a reminder that an open source policy is an important step for governments to take. However, it’s only the first step. As Mark Bohannon noted in his article about 2013 government trends, “Increasingly, governments are wrestling with the ‘how tos’ of open source choices; not ‘whether’ to use it.”
Our readers (and contributors) have demonstrated that they’re willing to help governments become both consumers and contributors in the open source community. This year’s government posts focused on the practicality of open source implementation in the public sector, as opposed to the mere principle.