White House Proposed Source Code Policy

Place code built with tax payer funds in the public domain. A great idea on many levels. Indefinite support of the software, even if a contractor or vendor goes out of business or otherwise becomes insolvent. Continuously bootstrap schools with authentic examples of systems in use so as to bolster the numbers of those who may one day support similar systems. Expand education on quality (and not so much) systems so as to raise the preparation of those who study the code. Accelerate the ramp up time of new and would-be contractors who can examine the current and historical examples of systems published. Allow third-parties interested in solid systems for public use to pre-emptively advance improvements to the systems available for analysis. Broader economic development of firms pursing the North Carolina Red Hat model that has become the de-facto model for cloud computing by offering service atop open source.


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