Implement an Open Source Action Plan20 Apr 2013
The following policies have been approved by the Political Council and will be sent to the membership to be voted on:
-An Open Source Action Plan will be implemented across federal government departments and will be promoted to other Canadian provincial and municipal governments.
-The Action Plan will encourage the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), saving money where practical and economically viable.
-Any third party contractors will not retain any rights or ownership over any source code from a government project.
-All source code will be released under an open source license as well.
-Additionally, to give back to the *nix community from which we draw on for an OS as well as other FOSS communities, we will hire and retain a number of full time programmers to work solely with the intention of giving back to the community.