[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: OS and proprietary

Paulo Marcondes paulomarcondes at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 18:34:12 PDT 2008

2008/4/27 Mark Lucas <mlucas17 at mac.com>:
> Interestingly enough, in our efforts with Open Technology Development and
> the Department of Defense (US), the Navy made that determination that OSS
> was COTS - and therefore needed to be considered on an equal footing with
> proprietary solutions for Navy acquisitions.

IIRC, the Navy has always been very cautious, maybe conservative with
regards to software.
Also, their tendency to look at the security side of stuff is a nice
plus to their understanding that FLOSS is indeed COTS.

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