Issue No. 06 - November/December (2010 vol. 12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2010.147
Keith W. Miller , University of Illinois at Springfield
Jeffrey Voas , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tom Costello , UpStreme
<p>Historically, free and open source software (FOSS) has been a movement widely thought to be outside the mainstream of commercial software. But now, corporate entities are big players in FOSS. This introduction looks at how FOSS got to where it is today and presents the theme articles in this special issue on FOSS. The articles cover open source in law enforcement and higher education, open source for geographic information systems, and open source services.</p>
Free and open source software, FOSS, information technology
K. W. Miller, J. Voas and T. Costello, "Free and Open Source Software," in IT Professional, vol. 12, no. , pp. 14-16, 2010.