Monday, August 26, 2002

Effect of Removing Open Source

"In fact, a July 2002 report for the Department of Defense that really looked at what was going on in DOD found just that. The question the report was commissioned to answer was "What would happen if open source was banned from DOD?" The conclusion was that security would be greatly reduced, costs would rise, and overall efficiency would drop. It said banning open source would be a disaster, so the report ended up recommending that far from banning open source in the DOD, it should be officially recognized, endorsed and encouraged."
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