Broad Coalition Formed to Promote Benefits and Adoption of Open Source Software in Government

Broad Coalition Formed to Promote Benefits and Adoption of Open Source Software in Government

Post by Narendra S » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 22:55:25

FYI --

Group includes diverse cross-section of technology industry leaders,
associations, non-governmental organizations, communities and academic/
research institutions

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a broad cross-
section of more than 70 companies, academic institutions, communities,
related groups and individuals joined together to announce the
formation of Open Source for America, an organization that will serve
as a unified voice for the promotion of open source software in the
U.S. Federal Government arena. To register or learn more about the
coalition, visit

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