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US Government Gets Behind Open Source

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I enjoyed a review in VARBusiness on how the US Federal Government is getting behind the open source movement. It’s all about cost – and not just initial acquisition cost but the cost of integration, customization, and ongoing enhancement and maintenance. It’s good to see the US beginning to understand the movement – although in my opinion they are still far behind much of Europe.

VARs will want to read the last paragraph of the article carefully – as working with open source vendors tends to give them a more lasting presence helping the customer than they’ve traditionally held. That’s a little secret I hear everyone talking about but few outside the open source world understand…


Written by Dave Stephens

09/14/06 10:28 PM at 10:28 pm

Posted in IT, Open Source, Opinion

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