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Open Source for America Promotes FOSS for Government

Jul 22, 2009, 21:47 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As the US struggles with a continuing recession, both the private and public sectors are looking for ways to cut or mitigate operating costs, particularly in the arena of information technology.

"Starting today, a new coalition of technology industry companies, organizations, and academic institutions will be actively promoting one sure way of cutting IT costs: using open source software and open technology solutions.

"Open Source for America (OSFA) is a group of more than 50 organizations with the primary mission of "the promotion of open source software in the US Federal government arena," according to a press statement from the new organization today."

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