Open Source For America


A new coalition has come into existence to promote open source software in the United States government. OSA (Open Source for America) launched its website on Wednesday. A member of Board of Advisors, Simon Phipps, Sun’s Chief Open Source Officer, noted in his blog:

 ”The Board of Advisors (on which I’m honoured to serve) brings together community, commercial, political and military voices, and the membership has been the easiest to recruit of any activity I have known. That’s because at the heart of the organization you’ll find the principles of the Free Software Definition, which themselves form the core beliefs of almost everyone supporting free and open source software.”

Some of the prominent members of the new initiative are: Google, Mozilla, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems.

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