Executive Office of the President

Open Source Software Development and Implementation

I suggest we actively - and openly - participate in the development of Open Source software, as well as explore the possibility of implementing such solutions government-wide. Examples of open source software abound: from operating systems (Linux) and databases (mySQL), to statistical analysis (R), and office suites (OpenOffice). Active participation in the development process will also provide value to the government and citizens through better, cheaper, and more secure software solutions.

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Idea No. 10435