New national center to assist governments with open source applications, by Stephen Feller, NewsForge, October 14, 2005.
The National Center for Open Source Policy and Research (NCOSPR) was launched today at the first Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) in Portland, a meeting of more than 200 representatives of government entities and software developers hosted by at Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab (OSL).
The mission of the NCOSPR will be to guide government agencies through the array of open source software available, as well as to develop specific solutions for individual agencies with its resource center. The center is also behind Government Forge, a portal to host and maintain open source software relevant to government agencies and other public entities.
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