Vietnam’s doing it. So too Brazil, South Africa and China. Add Spain and India to a growing list. And now the United States?
The BBC reports that Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy has been tapped to submit a paper outlining how the US government can implement open source solutions.
Open Source Initiative president Michael Tiemann estimates that proprietary software costs the US some $400 billion.
As McNealy told the BBC, “Open source does not require you to pay a penny to Microsoft or IBM or Oracle or any proprietary vendor any money.”