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Department of Energy

Open the door to Open Source Software

At my location, open source software is considered insecure and a security risk. I have presented a number of open source solutions in order to save money around the complex, but nobody wants to take the plunge. A few examples would be Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) for hard drive sanitization, LimeWire for conducting surveys, Google Apps for Government, and Linux for a desktop. We currently use commercial solutions... more »

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Department of Defense

Stop Paying Twice for Windows

We buy computers from Dell. Each computer comes with a license from Microsoft. (Sticker with license key) We then buy an Enterprise license to install Windows (any version) on that computer. Dell sells computers without Windows. We can buy our computers without Microsoft licenses, and then install our Enterprise software. (Volume Licensing)

We never use the preinstalled version, and we never use the license key we pay... more »

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Department of Commerce

government standard open source computer operating system

We should be using a minimal auditable secure open source operating system throughout the government. Rather than invent one from scratch, use Linux or some BSD variant. Invest a few of the billions of dollars used to license untrustworthy commercial software to carefully audit the OS and some essential applications.

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