InfoWorld - Red Hat, Oracle, Sun, others join to pitch open source to feds

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More than 50 companies, academic institutions, and other organizations, including vendors such as Red Hat and Oracle, are banding together to promote use of open source by the federal government via an organization called Open Source for America.

Officially unveiled on Wednesday at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in San Jose, Calif., the organization is intended to capitalize on federal efforts to be more transparent and collaborative, organization members said. The federal government already has been using open source software, they recognized, but the new organization wants to further that cause.

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