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[News] Defense Department Prioritises Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Defense Department Prioritises Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:39:16 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Defense Department Releases Open Source Memo

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| Written primarily by my friend Dan Risacher 
| at the Office of Secretary of Defense the 
| memo is intended to clear up common 
| misconceptions and make it easier for DoD 
| program managers to include OSS in their 
| programs. Its goals are to improve agility, 
| eliminate lock in, and reduce cost.



DISA promotes open source

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| The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is releasing an open-source
| code named the Open Source Corporate Management System (OSCMIS) as part of
| its move to support open-source software across the federal government.


Info-sharing tops DOD's tech wish list

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| Forge.mil, a family of services for developing open-source solution for the
| DOD, is example of the enterprisewide, on-demand services DISA wants to
| continue to develop, Mihelcic said.


Ideas sought for open government

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| A DIY guide to becoming an MP and a database of the connections between the
| powerful could soon be created online.
| The two ideas are among those being considered by MySociety - a charitable
| group that helps construct civic tools.


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