Nonprofit helps government expand open source software usage
Jun 29, 2011, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"OSSI has worked with the government on projects including the
Department of Homeland Security's Open Security Technology program,
a $10 million initiative to identity open source software that
might boost cybersecurity; the Department of Defense's Open Source
Corporate Management Information System, a government-developed
worker management system to manage agency personnel; and a
decade-long partnership with the U.S. Navy to boost general use of
open source. Jaghori also notes that many government developers use
Linux, although Windows is still the standard.
"While OpenStack demonstrates the role open source can play in
cloud computing, mobile technology for smartphones and tablets is
another opportunity for open source.
"At L-3, Jaghori runs a mobile technologies practice that does
iPhone and Android development for the government. It turns out the
open source model of Google's Linux-based Android mobile operating
system is appealing to government agencies, Jaghori says."