Is Open Source The Key To Creating The Government Of The Future?

Pat Fiorenza | Open Source Delivers | December 4, 2013

At, the knowledge network for government, we are passionate about highlighting the bright spots in government and helping to improve it. That’s why I am excited to share our most recent GovLoop Guide, focused on open source technology.

All across government we’ve have seen the shift from proprietary software to open source as a way to meet complex public sector missions. We found some fascinating insights as to how 223 members of our government audience are leveraging open source.

We’re all aware that adopting open source technology provides a great opportunity for government. Our survey first explored the benefits of open source software. Seventy one percent of respondents indicated that the main benefits from open source are resource management and cost control. Additional key findings showed: