The White House Releases Policy to Help Government Agencies Go Open Source


The White House (led by United States Chief Information Officer Tony Scott) has been pretty vocal about using technology to improve how government operates. They want to make sure code helps, not hurts, government agencies, and that the U.S. government can use technology just as effectively as a private company can.

In March the White House issued a blog post detailing their intentions to bring the benefits of open source software to the government, and today they released theFederal Source Code policy, a set of rules that should help government agencies be more efficient with the code they write.

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