Archives Oct. 27, 2009

US DoD Commitment to OSS

The US Department of Defense has reiterated its commitment to Open Source software and released a memo clarifying it's use:

To effectively achieve its missions, the Department of Defense must develop and update its software-based capabilities faster than ever, to anticipate new threats and respond to continuously changing requirements. The use of Open Source Software (OSS) can provide advantages in this regard. This memorandum provides clarifying guidance on the use of OSS and supersedes the previous DoD CIO memorandum dated May 8,2003 (reference (a)).

The memo will soon be posted the DOD Memorandums site:

http://www.defenselink.mil ...

— Andrew


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