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News DoD launches SourceForge-alike

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Nicb

    Nicb Let's discuss among ourselves

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    Their site seems to be down.
     
  3. bowman

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    Every piece of software the government develops or helps develop ought to be freely available in the public domain, solely because the tax payers financed the development in the first place.

    This is only right. Now lets just hope everything possible does get put up there and that others might take the cue.
     
  4. RSDeuce

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    Yes, that is great.

    I am personally of the impression that too much is secret/classified and etc as far as our government is concerned, more transparency IS needed. However in this case, you gotta keep it secure. As secure as possible, while still contributing. The current implementation sounds just fine to me. Hopefully the monetary savings and benefits to internally created DoD software (Which is known to be difficult to use, buggy and inefficiently coded) will be realized with time.

    Go Open Source!

    Edit: I could have swore that I posted with this account after I created it, but I guess not. Long time to wait for a first post...
     
  5. klutch4891

    klutch4891 New Member

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    The site gives me a 403 anytime I try to go there. Through bits link or through google. Not exactly off to a great start.
     
  6. dylAndroid

    dylAndroid is human?

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    The devil's advocate would say, "Really? So software designed to test and develop nuclear weapons should be freely available to the public?"
     
  7. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    But unfortunately Matthew Broderick was unavailable to comment...
     
  8. Skibo1219

    Skibo1219 Brains...the other white meat.

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    Matthew who? :p
     
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