January 16, 2004

Open Source in Government: Newport News, Va.

Sam Hiser writes "Open source in government is getting real. Tom Adelstein, in this penetrating interview with Andy Stein, the CIO of Newport News, Virginia, gets to the heart of why the opportunity to build collaborative software pulled the former chief IT architect of Capital One into the public sector.

Police, fire and EMT early responders -- and the IT systems that support them are under Sisyphean pressure to perform, while budgets are sagging. Something's
gotta give, and it's going to be the aging software infrastructure in our towns and cities. Are Open Source platforms are the only economically viable alternative? Maybe not, but collaboration will have to occur if we want to build the systems to save our lives.

Full Interview | O'Reilly Network"

Link: linux.oreillynet.com


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