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John Weathersby has deep knowledge of open source software usage within the government and specifically within the military. In this discussion, John and I talk about the history of the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) and how embedded open source is in everything we do.

Listen to the InterviewJohn Weathersby – Open Source Software in Government

Highlights from our talk
00:05 The beginning of the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI)
07:46 Government use of open source
10:05 How ubiqutous is open source in DOD
11:15 What kind of monitoring is used to manage open source
12:20 The future of open source in government

About John Weathersby
John M. Weathersby, Jr. is the founder and executive director of the Open Source Software Institute, (www.oss-institute.org) a U.S.-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote adoption of open source software solutions within government IT environments.

Weathersby currently serves as an advisor on open source issues to a number of Federal and state government agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and the Department of Defense. He is also a founding member of the Open Technology Research Consortium which serves to advance research and development opportunities between government, industry and community interests.