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Old 04-20-2006, 12:21 AM   #1
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LXer: Security benefits of open source


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Enterprise-level features, flexibility and cost have always been key factors for organizations that choose open source over proprietary technology. For IT managers in the government sector, however, these benefits often take a back seat to another software characteristic: IT security. Is open source secure enough for the government's IT infrastructure? [One criticism of this article - Massachusetts is not trying to pass an "Open Source" document policy. They are trying to pass an "Open Format" document policy. - dcparris]

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