December 05, 2012
by FierceGovernmentIT

Draft legislation proposed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to overhaul federal information technology has drawn opposition for its section on open source software adoption.

The draftwould require the Federal Chief Information Officers Council to issue guidance that mostly reaffirms open source's status as a commercial item under federal acquisition regulations, but it would also create a governmentwide open source software approval process to address "issues such as security and redistribution rights."

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