[NH LoCo] I'm writing an opinion piece for the Concord Monitor -- care to weigh in?

Susan Cragin susancragin at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 24 21:31:28 GMT 2010

>From that article:
>    "I know open source has a tendency to be linked to socialist
>    ideals, but I also think it's an example of the free market in
>    action."
>The US Department of Defense appears to agree with the author, cf.:
>    http://www.dwheeler.com/blog/2009/10/27/#dod-oss-2009
>Also see David Wheeler's essay, `FLOSS *is* commercial software':
>    http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/commercial-floss.html

Well, in addition, our most paranoid agency, the National Security Agency, uses Linux and only Linux, even though they don't advertise such. They even work on their own flavor. SELinux. And the NSA doesn't answer to anyone. I thought it was funny when Bush's new Homeland Security Agency went with Windows. 

Although even the HSA may be changing. Check "state of Mississippi" near the bottom of this.
And HSA money has gone into several programs that fund research into curing Linux vulnerabilities, because so much of our critical systems use it. I think our submarines run on it, or partially on it, now that I think of it. 

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