Some of the world's largest technology companies have banded together in a bid to push open-source software on the United States government. They've formed a group called Open Source for America, which seeks to make sure that government agencies at least consider open-source software as an option in their buying decisions, The New York Times reports. The big, rather timely pitch behind this move is that open-source applications can help save the government money. "The market for open-source software is growing dramatically, but there still needs to be education around understanding how to get the most out of it," said Roger Burkhardt,...

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