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Open-source software has quickly become a disruptive force in IT. Open source provides a way to build innovative applications, reduce costs, and enable a higher level of flexibility in managing IT. With increasing adoption of open source inn government, education and other arenas, the public sector is a dynamic growth area for this new model. However, it is riddled with security myths and other controversies.
This BOF session is for fans of open source who are interested in open-source public sector issues, including the following:
Community source efforts
Peculiarity of requirements
Platform and package maturity
Service market maturity
Open-source software policies (or the lack thereof) in public sector organizations
Open-source software license risk assessment, management and liability limitation related to the use of open-source software.
Participation in open-source software communities.