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Department of Homeland Security

Approve use of Open Software instead of Microsoft or Oracle

OpenOffice performs almost all the same functions as Microsoft office with a similar interface. Why does hte Government pay these huge per seat costs to Microsoft when this product will do the same thing for free. Also, although there is a bit of a learning curve the various LINUX X-Windows environments could be used saving even more on licensing. We should also embrace using open source database software instead of... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Strategy to adopt open-source software

I propose that the government adopt open source software. This is similar to entries 195,556, 5520, 5521, and 13838; however, they lack a strategy to realize this goal. Here, a strategy is proposed. The main hurdles that are faced in any effort to reach this goal are
1. Security questions
2. Compatibility questions.
The main benefits of this goal are
1. Huge cost savings
2. Control over compatibility and data-retention... more »

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