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Linux Access in State and Local Government, Part I

last modified 2006-02-22 03:47 PM

First in a series about FOSS in government--where it's happening, what it's used for, who's for it and who's against it.

This opening article gives a good introduction to the players on both sides of getting FOSS introduced into the government sector.

In April of this year, I participated in a hearing held by the New York City Council's Select Committee on Technology in Government. Many of the Microsoft-sponsored players mentioned in Adelstein's article, along with a few others, also had representatives at the City Council meeting. Of course, the anti-FOSS crowd never mentioned their paid connection to Microsoft.

One of the best presentations which clearly outlined the advantage of FOSS in government was by Tony Stanco, Director of the Center of Open Source & Government based in Washington, D.C.


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