Government Open Source Policies in 2010

In March 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released the results of its latest survey on "Government Open Source Policies". This is the seventh update to the CSIS Open Source Policy survey. The survey tracks governmental policies on the use of open source software as reported in the press or other media.

The data in this report provides a snapshot of the current state of government open source policy.
This latest study has found a total of three hundred and sixty-four open source policy initiatives. It found that many software companies are now adopting business models that blend proprietary and open software development. Software business models at many companies are focusing on how to capture the benefits of collaborative processes in coding.

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