GOSCON Highlights Benefits of OSS in Public Sector
Oct 14, 2010, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"With the US mid-term elections coming up, the
direction of the US government may be set to maintain its current
direction, or change significantly, depending on who wins what
election on Nov. 2.
"Whether you think a change (or lack thereof) is a good thing or
a bad thing, one direction many governments are trending towards in
this economy is the use of open source.
"Faced with budget tightening and cost-control measures that
threaten to deplete government services to beyond the bare minimum,
local, state, and Federal organizations are taking a very hard look
at the cost and performance benefits of open source software--to
the point where it's not a question of if governments will widely
adopt open source technologies, but when."