Department of Health and Human Services

Open Development Marketplace | Collaborative Platform for Cross-Government Web & Application Development

New tools & a new emphasis on collaboration demand a shift away from the traditional paradigm of web & application development to a more open & innovative model. By creating an open marketplace, government agencies can collaborate on code development - everything from code snippets to fully-developed applications. All agencies will benefit from this repository of shared knowledge enabling anyone to use, modify and/or improve the source code.

 

Benefits of the Marketplace Include:

 

* Eliminates Duplicative Development Efforts

* Significantly Reduces Contract Expenditures

* Facilitates Cross-Government Collaboration

* Dramatically Decreases Development Time

* Provides Robust Community for Application Testing

* Allows Smaller Agencies to Leverage Larger

* Development Efforts

* Provides Platform to Interact with Broader Open Source Community

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