FOSS Government Policy/Useful Resources


Portals Focused on FOSS and GovernmentEdit

eGovOS - The Center of Open Source and Government. Contains many useful resources, including many policies from various government departments and reports. http://www.egovos.org/

The European Commission’s Open Source Observatory: http://www.osor.eu/

The United Nations Development Information Programme (UNDP) Networking and Information Technology Observatory (NITO)’s Open Source section: http://www.sdnp.undp.org/perl/news/articles.pl?do=browse&categories=10

The International Open Source Network (IOSN): http://www.iosn.net

Policy Related DocumentsEdit

United Kingdom’s Open Source Software policy, as issued by the Office of Government Commerce: http://www.ogc.gov.uk/embedded_object.asp?docid=2498

Extensive FLOSS survey conducted by the International Institute of Infonomics at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands: http://www.infonomics.nl/FLOSS/report/

South Africa's Open Source Software strategy: http://www.oss.gov.za/docs/OSS_Strategy_v3.pdf

Open Standards policy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America: http://www.state.ma.us/itd/openstandards.htm

Report of FOSS usage in the US Department of Defense, prepared by MITRE Corporation: http://www.egovos.org/rawmedia_repository/588347ad_c97c_48b9_a63d_821cb0e8422d?/document.pdf

Feasibility study conducted by the Swedish Agency for Public Management: http://www.statskontoret.se/pdf/200308eng.pdf

“Open source software in e-government” report produced by the Danish Board of Technology: http://www.tekno.dk/subpage.php3?article=969&survey=14&language=uk&front=1

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