Monday, April 11, 2005

US Government Agencies Turn to Linux

Linux has crawled out of university basements to become a major player in today's computing world. As government agencies are being forced to do more with a smaller budget more agencies are turning to the open-source movement for a solution. In Mississippi three counties and 30 agencies formed a jail management system to pool all law enforcement and homeland security forces together using Linux. Proprietary companies that do not share their code bid at US$1 million. The Open Source Software Institute did the job for $300,000 because all they had to do was customize the already available open source software and offer support [More...]

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