September 11, 2008

Story idea: DoD and open source

Very interesting article on a provision of the Defense Appropriation bill working its way through Congress.

Seems the legislators have added a preference for open sourcing computing for the Pentagon. And the brass are not objecting.

How the DoD learned to stop worrying and love open source.

So I wonder:
  • What other federal agencies are seriously looking at open sourcing?
  • Are local and state governments looking at open sourcing?
  • Are government entities with a degree of independence (i.e. universities) looking at open sourcing.

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