California says yes to Open Source Software...

The State of California has finally said that it's OK to use Open Source Software on goverment systems.  Really, how is it that the home of Silicon Valley just now figured out that Open Source is OK?  You really would have thought that they would have been first right?  The author in the linked to article does a great job of explaining what you should think about when making an Open Source Policy.  He has some great suggestions. 

So do you want your state and local government using Open Source Software?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.