White House (Almost) Goes Open Source

TechCrunch reports today that the White House released a policy that favors open source software development for U.S. government agencies. “Federal agencies will be required to release at least 20 percent of new custom developed code as open source software. While this is only a pilot, the hope is that it will encourage cost savings and increased efficiency within the federal government.” The full policy statement is here.

 

Author: heatherjmeeker

Technology licensing lawyer, drummer, dancer

Leave a Reply