eWeek: Open Source on Rise in Government
Posted on: 07/12/2003 11:00 AM

PORTLAND-The use of open-source software is alive and well and growing among government agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau.

In an address at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (Oscon) here on Thursday titled "Open Source in Government," Lisa Wolfisch Nyman, a senior Internet technology architect at the Bureau, said the issue of open source and government was first raised at Oscon in 1999, where many public sector employees said they were forbidden from using open source.

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