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Pentagon expected to invest in Open Source Software

2018 is going to be a landmark year for Open Source, provided Section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed.
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The US Pentagon is expected to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed.

The section 886 acknowledges the use of open source, the release of source code into public repositories. It also talks about competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.

Cesare Garlati, chief security strategist at the prpl Foundation, said, “More and more organisations choose open source software not because of cost considerations but to maintain control of the overall technology strategy.” The move by Pentagon is going to be very encouraging for the industry.   Read more…