Objective data, benchmarks and other numeric tangibles have been difficult to come by when discussing the update of open source software in Government. Much analysis remains the domain of corporate-sponsored reports, so its always interesting to see published indicators. I talk to agencies – in the US and abroad – every day that use open source software so anecdotal evidence abounds. But numbers, of course, are better.
Although a press release certainly isn’t a peer-reviewed paper, it does reflect and validate what us government folks have known for some time; government agencies have been earlier-than-usual adopter of open source and are using it extensively. This according to the Open Source Census project. Their initial Continue reading