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Please sign the open source letter to President Obama

February 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This morning Stuart Cohen (CEO, Collaborative Software Initiative) and I published an open source letter to President Obama, urging him to consider the role open source software will play in the various technology initiatives that are part of the pending economic stimulus. Co-signers of the letter include executives from a variety of companies in the open-source industry, including Alfresco, Compiere, Hyperics, Ingres, Unisys, and others.

Please take a minute and read the open source letter. If you agree about the importance of considering the source of software products in government projects, you can sign the letter by posting a comment with your name, company (if appropriate) and web-site. We’d also appreciate any mention you might make of the open source letter to your friends and colleagues through email, blogs, and twitter.

The letter itself is open-sourced under a creative commons license, which means you can post it, print it, share it, etc with those around you. We hope you will do just that, and help promote the idea that open-source can help bring cost-effective, transparent solutions to government software projects.

Thanks!

Dave

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