Open-source cuts both ways
- By Federal Open Source Alliance
- Nov 16, 2007
A recent survey of 218 civilian and military federal agencies found that 71 percent of information technology decision-makers believed their agencies could benefit from open-source software, and 55 percent already use it. However, it was interesting that security was cited as both a drawback and benefit to open-source.
|30% Cited open source's advanced and|
multilevel security capabilities as a top benefit
|40% Have not implemented open source|
because of security challenges