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Re: Open Source Finds a Friend in Big Government
Posted by: John K. Higgins 2011-02-15 08:40:43
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Major federal agencies in the U.S. are gradually getting the hang of dealing with open source technology -- a situation that bodes well for commercial open source providers. In a recently released "report card," Open Source for America says that a handful of top level cabinet departments have achieved a high level of success in adopting the technology, and that other departments have at least committed themselves to pursuing appropriate open source options. "The results show a solid commitment to transparency and public feedback, as well as recognition and growing use of open technologies within the federal government," notes OSFA.

Posted by: kwacka 2011-02-15 08:53:28 In reply to: John K. Higgins
Just think how much all those departments spent on training users to click on Firefox instead of IE, or OpenOffice instead of MS Office.

We all know (how we know I'm not sure) that teaching users to transfer to using open-source software is the major expense when moving away from proprietary.
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