Nearly all publicly-available open source software (OSS) is commercial software. Unfortunately, many government officials and contractors fail to understand this. This misunderstanding can result in higher costs, longer delivery times, and reduced quality for government systems. There are also legal risks: government officials and contractors who do not
Topic: Open Source Software
This article summarizes when the U.S. federal government or its contractors may publicly release, as open source software (OSS), software developed with government funds. This article is intended for non-lawyers, to help them understand the basic rules they must follow. Before going further, a few definitions and warnings are necessary. In this article,
This issue discusses advances in the acquisition of secure systems based on open architectures. It also attempts to quantify productivity in software development projects.