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Good article. People working together for the common good make the best software and the best government. The industrial complexes that have built up around providing services and product to the government are powerful entities. No politician wants to be accused of destroying jobs by choosing an open source solution over something that puts money into the pockets of powerful constituents.

There is a good bit of open sourced software used in and by government and contractors. Bleeding edge technology is where open source seems to excel in government and commodity is where closed source seems to excel. It doesn't have to be that way all the time.