Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The White Source

Ah lovely: a colleague just pointed out an open letter urging Obama To Consider Open Source. I chuckle with content at the thought of Obama hacking away from the oval office - "Not now Mr. Vice President, I'm in the middle of a maven build. Nearly done. Just one... more... compile..." ;)

While it's great to see so many players in the open source community willing to step up to the plate, the use of open source in government is not news; it's a trend that started some time ago; the FUSE suite, for example, has a number of prominent government users already.

Still though, it's great to see the open source movement move forward in a unified way. Who knows: maybe that letter will make it's way onto Obama's desk in the white house...

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