A group called Open Source
has announced its
. "The mission of Open Source for America is to serve
as a centralized advocate and to encourage broader U.S. Federal Government
support of and participation in free and open source
software. Specifically, Open Source for America will: help effect change in
policies and practices to allow the Federal Government to better utilize
these technologies; help coordinate these communities to collaborate with
the federal government on technology requirements; and raise awareness and
create understanding among federal government leaders about the values and
implications of open source software.
" In other words, we finally
have a lobbying organization in the US. There's a fairly high-profile
board of advisors (Ghosh, Moglen, O'Reilly, Peters, Phipps, Shuttleworth,
Tiemann, Zemlin, ...), some case studies, and, inevitably, a Twitter feed.
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