It’s the latest in a long line of high-profile victories for the open source movement. As recently as a decade ago, the worlds of both government and business worried that using open source software would open them up to bugs, security holes, and countless lawsuits. But despite these early fears, open source came to dominate the digital landscape.
Phi Beta Iota: See the Memorandum to the Vice President on all that remains to be done. The USG is paying lip service to the idea of open source, and most large companies are doing everything they can to Balkanize the open source world.
MEMORANDUM FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SUBJECT: Supporting the President’s Interest in 2015 Defense, Diplomacy, and Development Innovation – the Open Source (Technologies) Agency, Digital Deserts, & Global Stabilization