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Issue No.06 - November/December (2010 vol.12)
pp: 18-23
Mun-Wai Hon , Noblis Inc NVCC, Falls Church Sterling
Greg Russell , Noblis, Falls Church
Michael Welch , Noblis, Falls Church
ABSTRACT
<p>Can law enforcement agencies leverage open source to benefit the communities they serve? In some areas, recommending open source solutions is easy. In others, the arguments for open source solutions are less clear.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Open source, free and open source software, software, information technology, law enforcement
CITATION
Mun-Wai Hon, Greg Russell, Michael Welch, "Open Source Software Considerations for Law Enforcement", IT Professional, vol.12, no. 6, pp. 18-23, November/December 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.121
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