FCC Announces Open Source Redesign

by Developer.com Staff

Obama's FCC has chosen open source as its now platform for the FCC.gov redesign.

The Federal Communications Commission announced that FCC.gov is going to be rebuilt using open source technology.

"At its core," explains the White House's Dave Cole, "the FCC's new online platform will leverage the same open source technology powering WhiteHouse.gov, and they're planning active engagement with the open source community. We've found open source technology to be a great way maximize the scalability and accessibility of WhiteHouse.gov, and we've even contributed some of the custom code we've written back to the public domain."

To learn more about this project, you can read Steven VanRoekel's announcement here. For more about what the Obama administration is doing to engage the open source community read this or watch this.

This article was originally published on Friday Sep 24th 2010
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