Sunday, February 1, 2009

Obama for Open Source Software

Geoff Zeiss just relayed some very interesting statements coming from Mr. President Barack Obama.
From the mentionned article, here are some interesting extracts:
- "The secret to a more secure and cost effective government is through open source technologies and products."
- "It's intuitively obvious open source is more cost effective and productive than proprietary software"
- "Mr Tiemann said while some departments already use open source technologies, overall it has been estimated that the global loss due to proprietary software is "in excess of $1 trillion a year."
- "He described Mr Obama as "our first open source President, a leader willing to let anybody and everybody figure out how, when and where they want to get involved."

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