Subject: FW: [Ossi] DISA to open source administrative software
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:41:13 -0700
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:41:13 -0700
Cross-posting FYI. 

 

DISA is an agency in the US Department of Defense. Please let John
Weathersby (jmw@oss-institute.org) or me know if you have any questions
about this new open source project or its licensing strategy. 

 

/Larry

 

 

 

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From: ossi-bounces@oss-institute.org [mailto:ossi-bounces@oss-institute.org]
On Behalf Of jmw
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:36 AM
To: ossi@oss-institute.org
Subject: [Ossi] DISA to open source administrative software

 

DISA to open <http://gcn.com/articles/2009/03/17/disa-open-source.aspx>
source administrative software
Other agencies free to use, modify human resource management software

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) plans to open source a suite
of programs that it developed for administrative tasks. The agency has
signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Open Source
Software Institute (OSSI) to help release the source code of the programs.

The set of 50 programs, collectively called the Corporate Management
Information System (CMIS), handles duties such as human resource management,
training, security, acquisition and related functions. All the programs were
developed by internally by DISA, and are used by more that 16,000 users
worldwide.

"Numerous other government agencies have asked if we'd allow them to adopt
CMIS for their internal use," Jack Penkoske, DISA's director of manpower,
security and personnel, said in a statement. "We believe this will be a
win-win for all involved."

By allowing third-party developers to view, modify, and reuse the software
source code, DISA is hoping that others will improve the code when they
modify it for their own purposes.

DISA will license the software under version 3 of the Open Software License
<http://www.opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php>  as well as version 3 of
the Academic Free License <http://www.opensource.org/licenses/afl-3.0.php> ,
according to John Weathersby, OSSI's executive director.




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Cross-posting FYI.

 

DISA is an agency in the US Department of Defense. Please let John Weathersby (jmw@oss-institute.org) or me know if you have any questions about this new open source project or its licensing strategy.

 

/Larry

 

 

 


From: ossi-bounces@oss-institute.org [mailto:ossi-bounces@oss-institute.org] On Behalf Of jmw
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:36 AM
To: ossi@oss-institute.org
Subject: [Ossi] DISA to open source administrative software

 

DISA to open source administrative software
Other agencies free to use, modify human resource management software

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) plans to open source a suite of programs that it developed for administrative tasks. The agency has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) to help release the source code of the programs.

The set of 50 programs, collectively called the Corporate Management Information System (CMIS), handles duties such as human resource management, training, security, acquisition and related functions. All the programs were developed by internally by DISA, and are used by more that 16,000 users worldwide.

“Numerous other government agencies have asked if we'd allow them to adopt CMIS for their internal use," Jack Penkoske, DISA's director of manpower, security and personnel, said in a statement. "We believe this will be a win-win for all involved.”

By allowing third-party developers to view, modify, and reuse the software source code, DISA is hoping that others will improve the code when they modify it for their own purposes.

DISA will license the software under version 3 of the Open Software License as well as version 3 of the Academic Free License, according to John Weathersby, OSSI's executive director.



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from the mobile desk of
John M. Weathersby, Jr.
Executive Director
Open Source Software Institute
http://oss-institute.org

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
-- Winston Churchill

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