City Announces First-In-Nation Open Source Software Policy for City Government

City Announces First-In-Nation Open Source Software Policy for City Government Chief Technology Officer for State of California Applauds City Efforts

01/22/10 – Today, Mayor Newsom and Supervisor David Chiu announced the nation’s first open source software policy for city government, building on President Obama’s call for more open and transparent government. The new policy requires city departments to consider open source software equally with commercial products when purchasing new software over $100,000.

“Open source software is created by the people for the people and as such is ideal for government,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “Our new Open Source policy has the potential to save the City millions in software costs while fundamentally changing the way government operates.” Read more

Posted on January 26, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.