Tuesday, October 27, 2009

powdermonkey: Department of Defense New Guidance on Open Source Software

The DoD CIO office (or ASD-NII) just has posted new open source software guidance for the whole Department of Defense! Only took about 18 months to get through, so worth it. Hopefully this puts the FUD to bed.

If it's secure enough for the Department of Defense ...

I also love that they're embracing the idea of open source as a way to better anticipate new threats. All one needs to do is look around to see that proprietary software has far more exploits than open source software, but that's still a common point of FUD.

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