"Question: The previews of this year's GOSCON
indicate that the Department of Defense's new Open Technology
Roadmap and at least one of its authors will play a prominent role
in the conference. Why is it important to address the roadmap
"Bryant: The roadmap comes at a time where
there's a great demand for this kind of reference model. At the
open source lab where I work at OSU, the phone is ringing off the
hook with questions that you'll find sprinkled throughout the
roadmap. We get calls from public agencies, municipalities and
counties about open source development methodologies [and things
like] 'How can we organize community? How do we structure funding?
How can we find vendors to support this kind of project? How do we
get support? What about infrastructure and tools...?'"