Consultation: Guide to Open Source Software
In January 2011, the Australian Government released its policy on open source software. Agencies are now required to consider open source software for all software procurements. Details on this revised policy are available on the Finance website.
To complement the Open Source Software Policy, we’ve also updated the Guide to Open Source Software for Australian Government Agencies. The original version was released in 2005. We’ve updated this Guide to bring it in line with the increased maturity of open source software, as well as the recent shift in the Australian Government’s policy on open source software.
We’re looking for public input on the draft Guide to Open Source Software. All comments are welcome by either responding to this post or emailing comments to email@example.com. The closing date for comments is Friday 15 April 2011.
I look forward to your feedback.
First Assistant Secretary, Policy and Planning