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Open Source Software Resolution
Posted On: Jul 23, 2013

A Resolution on Open Source Software Passed by the Local 12 Membership on July 29, 2004

Whereas open source software programs are those whose underlying source code is shared with others for their use and improvement;

Whereas government use of open source software gives employees additional opportunities to understand, participate in, and improve the software with which they work;

Whereas open source software is often less expensive to acquire and maintain than proprietary software;

Whereas software developed or improved by Department employees could be useful to the general public, thereby increasing public confidence in and recognition of the Department’s work;

Whereas government employees can receive prestige and peer recognition as individuals if software they develop or improve is made public;

Whereas open source software uses transparent data formats, thereby limiting the public sector’s dependence on private vendors;

Whereas the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other forward-thinking governments officially encourage the use of open source software and public sector code-sharing in finding the best value solutions;

Resolved, that the membership of AFGE Local 12 calls upon the Department of Labor and its agencies to:

1.         use open source software approaches when writing new systems, or rewriting existing systems,

2.         consider open source possibilities when acquiring or relicensing software, and

3.         look for opportunities to make the source code of existing government-written software programs publicly available.


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