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As we explore how government agencies are using open source, remember that open-source adoption is not confined to the IT department. For it to continue to take root, agency leaders must embrace a new way of thinking about software and get support from other employees.

survey found that 58 percent of respondents said they are currently using open source in some capacity. (See Figure 1.) The survey also found that:

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„ „ 30 percent are not using open source but would like to learn more.

In response to budget cuts and limited resources, governments worldwide are exploring open source as a means to meet growing demand from citizens and to help employees fufill mission-centric initiatives, our survey found. Specifically, the GovLoop

„ „ 38 percent of respondents are using open source at a basic level.

„ „ 20 percent rely on open source to meet agency goals. „ „ 12 percent are currently exploring ways to leverage open source.

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Agency of the Future: Open Source  

Through GovLoop’s research initiatives to define the “agency of the future,” we have consistently found one important trend in government: o...

Agency of the Future: Open Source  

Through GovLoop’s research initiatives to define the “agency of the future,” we have consistently found one important trend in government: o...

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