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Utah CIO on Why OpenSource is a Tough Sell to Governments

Phil Windley, the Chief Information Officer of the State of Utah, writes a weblog called Windley's Enterprise Computing Weblog. Earlier this week, he posted an article called Barriers to OpenSource in Government that cites three categories of obstacles to the adoption of OpenSource software by government. They are:

  • technical issues,
  • perception issues, and
  • cultural issues.

The article itself gets down to more specific issues than that. It's very interesting because these are not just his perspectives, but the consensus perspectives of a panel of government IT people at the OSCON Conference in San Diego.

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