Ministry of Justice Open Source Discussion Paper

The MoJ have been working on an OSS strategy for some time. Barry Polley at the MOJ has released it today and given us permission to distribute its contents widely.

It is groundbreaking and I guarantee you will be pleased. Here are some pertinent quotes:

"The Ministry needs an explicit strategy to embrace the adoption and use of OSS."
"Knee-jerk prohibition of OSS is no longer feasible or cost-effective"
"government agencies have a much easier case justifying the use of OSS."
"OSS was once an extraordinary way of thinking, limited to academia and small guerilla projects in a
community of hackers. Increasingly, however, it's the norm."

Read the PDF version today and provide constructive feedback.