Emerging Issues in the Acquisition of Open Source Software within the US Department of Defense

Report Number: NPS-AM-08-036

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Open Architecture (OA)

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Walt Scacchi, Thomas Alspaugh

Title: Emerging Issues in the Acquisition of Open Source Software within the US Department of Defense

Published: 2008-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2008/NPS-AM-08-036.pdf

Keywords: Open Architecture (OA), Open Technology (OT), OSS Technology, OSS Development Processes

Abstract:

In the past five or so years, it has become clear that the US Air Force, Army, and Navy have all committed to a strategy of acquiring software-intensive systems that require or utilize an