The US military and researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working on ways that the military can adopt more open source technology.
NetworkWorld’s Julie Bort said, “The military wants in on the cost savings, speed and flexibility which OSS offers to users, as opposed to being stuck waiting on proprietary software vendors to modified their tools when changes are needed.”
Security is obviously a big concern, but Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Joshua Davis is working on the project and he said, “open source software can be made to be more secure than proprietary. With proprietary it is all based on trust. Without the source you never really know. With the source I don’t have to trust you to trust the software you wrote.”