A report by California Performance Review Commission, recommends that state agencies "should take an inventory of software purchases and software renewals...and implement open-source alternatives where feasible." According to CNet
California joins numerous government bodies that have adopted or considered procurement policies that favor open-source software as more cost-effective and secure. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts cast its lot with open-source last year, as have government agencies in Britain, Korea and elsewhere.
Is it better to consider open source now or to sue
proprietary software companies later?
Abhijeet Chavan is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.