Open Source Government: Open Source and the Department of Defense, David Wheeler webinar

Open Source Software (OSS) and the DoD, a Webinar sponsored by DACS will be held by David Wheeler on the 2 of November at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST.

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Open source software (OSS) has become widespread, but there are many misconceptions about it – resulting in numerous missed opportunities.
This presentation will clarify what OSS is (and isn’t), rebut common misunderstandings about OSS, discuss the relationship of OSS and security, discuss how to find and evaluate OSS, and explain OSS licensing (including how to combine products and select a license).
It will show why nearly all extant OSS is COTS software, and thus why it’s illegal (as well as foolish) to ignore OSS options.

Title:Open Source Software (OSS) and the DoD
Date: Monday, February 11, 2008
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.3.9 (Panther®) or newer

.. and what about Linux-based attendees? 😉

Space is limited, Reserve your Webinar seat now!

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About David A.Wheeler.
David A. Wheeler specializes in software development practices for secure systems. His expertise includes vulnerability assessment, software standards, and free-libre / open source software (FLOSS or OSS).
He is widely cited as an expert on open source software; his influential articles include “Open Source Software (OSS) in U.S. Government Acquisitions”, “Why OSS/FS? Look at the Numbers!”, “‘Commercial’ is not the opposite of FLOSS”, and “How to Evaluate OSS/FS Programs”.
He has served as a lead validator for the Common Criteria, and is the author of the books “Software Inspection: An Industry Best Practice” (IEEE Computer Society Press), “Ada 95: The Lovelace Tutorial” (Springer-Verlag), and “Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO” (self-published).

About DACS.

The DACS is a Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center (IAC). The DACS has been designated as the DoD Software Information Clearing house serving as an authoritative source for state-of-the-art software information providing technical support for the software community.
The DACS technical area of focus is Software Technology and Software Engineering, in its broadest sense. The DACS is a central distribution hub for software technology information sources. The DACS offers a wide-variety of Technical Services designed to support the development, testing, validation, and transitioning of Software Engineering technology.
The DACS is administratively managed by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) under the DoD IAC Program. The DACS is technically managed by Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate (AFRL/IF).
ITT Corporation manages and operates the DACS, serving as a centralized source for current, available data and information concerning Software Engineering and Software Technology.