Open Source Software and Linux

Dec 7 2008   11:04PM GMT

Your voice, the new President and Open Source

John Little Profile: Xjlittle

Did you know that there is a web site called http://USAspending.gov that was created and runs on an open source platform? I didn’t until recently.

Congress passed a law in 2006 that says that every government contract along with it’s sponsors and associated costs must be made available to the U.S. public. The only exemption are those areas which are classified. Open Source software helped bring this project in under budget and on time.

That said let’s get to the meat of this. President elect Obama vowed to go over every budget item line by line to find out where the excess spending is and cut it out of the budget. Good for him.

Now as proponents of Open Source and U.S. Citizens it is our responsibility to give him some help. Because of the law that Congress passed we also can go over every budget item line by line and speak to our representatives about the “fat”. In fact this President has invited all of us to participate in this great new Democratic Experiment. And participate we should.

With this tool and a president who promises to listen to us we should find all kind of dollars that we all know are not spent in the best interest of this country. I’m certainly going to and you should as well.

-j

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: