Open Source Software (OSS or FLOSS) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

August, 2012
IDA document: D4677
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
David A. Wheeler See more authors
This presentation provides an overview of open source software (OSS) in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The presentation covers the history, why the government or DoD might use OSS, and explains DoD OSS policy. It explains that OSS is commercial software, and discusses common OSS licenses.