Open source infiltrates government IT worldwide
Linux and Open Source solutions are growing. The growth is not just within commercial enterprises. It is also within state, local and federal governments, within the United States and abroad.
To get a sense of this trend looking forward, we spoke to two persons engaged in developing Open Source solutions for the public sector: Mark Taylor, President of The Open Source Consortium, whose tag line is "Bringing Free and Open Source Software to the Public Sector," and John Weathersby, founder and executive director of the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI), a U.S.-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote adoption of Open Source software solutions within government IT environments.