The Use of Open-Source Software

Recommendations suggest that governments should require the use of open source software because of substantial benefits, including reduced costs, and that the software they buy uses an open-source license. There has been a conflict between software programmers and developers as well as software sellers such as Microsoft about the use of open source software. The politicians will be looking to other foreign governments and studies to determine governmental use and potential legislation.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the advantages of using open source software?
What are the criteria of open source?
What are the recommendations of the FLOSS study?

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