The secret to a more secure and cost effective government is through open source technologies and products.
The claim comes from one of Silicon Valley’s most respected business leaders Scott McNealy, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
He revealed he has been asked to prepare a paper on the subject for the new administration.
“It’s intuitively obvious open source is more cost effective and productive than proprietary software,” he said.
“Open source does not require you to pay a penny to Microsoft or IBM or Oracle or any proprietary vendor any money.”
From the article:
“Open source President”
So just how receptive will the 44th President will be to the idea of a implementing the workings of a new government around open standards?
Mr Obama has promised an open and transparent government
“The concept of open source is going to become an undercurrent to almost everything this administration does,” declared the OSI’s Michael Tiemann.
“The American concept of democracy is not just of the people and by the people but with the people
(Thanks Neil Cowles for pointing this out)