Open Source as Competitive Advantage


Ideal Technology was at the Open Source in eGovernment conference that I attended in March. They've now landed a government contract for $65,000 according to GovExec.com and credited open source as a competitive advantage:

Jacobs believes his firm won the contract because of Ideal's expertise with "open source," a type of software that includes code that can be examined, modified and copied without threat of copyright infringement.