"Among the budget cuts California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has
proposed to health care, prison, environment, and other parts of
the state budget, there's one area that has a good chance of
actually getting a budget increase: open source in IT.
"According to a policy letter (PDF) issued last week by
California CIO Teri Takai, "the use of Open Source Software (OSS)
in California state government [has now been formally established]
as an acceptable practice."