FOSS Government Policy/Useful Resources

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 FOSS Government Policy 

ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsOverviewIntroductionStrategic Importance of FOSSWhy is a FOSS Policy Needed? — Policy Formulation ApproachStrategiesCross Sectoral ConcernsConclusionGlossaryUseful ResourcesAbout the AuthorsAbout APDIPAbout IOSN

Portals Focused on FOSS and Government[edit]

eGovOS - The Center of Open Source and Government. Contains many useful resources, including many policies from various government departments and reports.

The European Commission’s Open Source Observatory:

The United Nations Development Information Programme (UNDP) Networking and Information Technology Observatory (NITO)’s Open Source section:

The International Open Source Network (IOSN):

Policy Related Documents[edit]

United Kingdom’s Open Source Software policy, as issued by the Office of Government Commerce:

Extensive FLOSS survey conducted by the International Institute of Infonomics at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands:

South Africa's Open Source Software strategy:

Open Standards policy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America:

Report of FOSS usage in the US Department of Defense, prepared by MITRE Corporation:

Feasibility study conducted by the Swedish Agency for Public Management:

“Open source software in e-government” report produced by the Danish Board of Technology: