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Re: [vox] [FWD: State of CA endorses Open Source Software]



Thanks Brian. :)  Hooray!

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com> wrote:
I thought there would be a reply. Like, horay, or something like that.

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 09:08:23AM -0800, Brian Lavender wrote:
> I thought Vox would also be interested in this.
>
> http://www.cio.ca.gov/Government/IT_Policy/pdf/IT_Policy_Letter_10-01_Open_Source_Software.pdf
>
> brian
>
> ----- Forwarded message from Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com> -----
>
> Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:32:51 -0800
> From: Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com>
> Subject: Re: [Lug-nuts] State of CA endorses Open Source Software
> To: General SacLUG discussing <lug-nuts@saclug.org>
> Reply-To: General SacLUG discussing <lug-nuts@saclug.org>
>
> Hmm, how about if I attach the text? I don't know if a PDF will go
> through on the mailing list.
>
>
> OFFICE OF THE STATE CIO
>
> NUMBER:
>
> IT POLICY LETTER
> SUBJECT:
>
> ITPL 10-01
> DATE ISSUED:
>
> OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE POLICY
>
> January 7, 2010
> EXPIRES:
>
> Until Rescinded
> REFERENCES: ISSUING AGENCY: OFFICE OF THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
>
> Government Code Section 11545 State Administrative Manual Sections
> 4819.2. 4846, 4846.1, 5310, and 5345.1 Statewide Information Management
> Manual Section 120
>
> DISTRIBUTION
>
> Agency 1 Secretaries Department Directors Agency Chief Information
> Officers Department Chief Information Officers The purpose of this
> Information Technology Policy Letter (ITPL) is to: â
>
> €¢ Formally establish the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in California
> state government as an acceptable practice;
>
> • Add the OSS definition to the State Administrative Manual (SAM)
> Section 4819.2;
>
> • Remind organizations of the existing SAM Sections pertaining to
> software management and security; and
>
> • Announce changes to the Software Management Plan Guidelines [Section
> 120 of the Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM)].
>
> Within the authority of Government Code Section 11545, the Office
> of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has responsibility and authority
> for the establishment and enforcement of state Information Technology
> (IT) in California State Government. This includes establishing and
> enforcing state IT strategic plans, policies, standards and enterprise
> architecture. This policy provides guidance on the use of Open Source
> Software (OSS) and will be augmented in the future to address topics
> of licensing,
>
> PURPOSE
>
> BACKGROUND
>
> 1
>
> When capitalized, the term “Agency† refers to one of the state’s
> super Agencies such as the State and Consumer Services Agency or the
> Health and Human Services Agency. When used in lower case, the term
> “agency† refers to any office department, board, bureau, commission
> or other organizational entity within state government. Within this ITPL,
> “agency† and “department† are used interchangeably.
>
> Page 1
>
> procurement, and copyright.
>
> POLICY The OCIO permits the use of OSS. Consistent with other software,
> use of OSS is subject to the software management licensing and security
> practices included in the SAM, Sections 4846, 4846.1, 5310–Item 2 and
> Item 5 Subsection (f), and 5345.1.
>
> Agencies and departments are required to develop and maintain a
> Software Management Plan as described in the SAM Section 4846.1, and
> are reminded to include OSS in their plans as appropriate. Guidelines
> to assist organizations with the development of a Software Management
> Plan are available in Section 120 of the SIMM. These guidelines have
> been updated to include the use of OSS and to reflect changes in the
> state IT organizational structure.
>
> Use of the SIMM Section 120 Guidelines is not mandatory;
> however, agencies are encouraged to utilize the Guidelines
> for assistance or guidance. SIMM Section 120 is located at
> http://www.cio.ca.gov/Government/IT_Policy/SIMM.html. Changes to SIMM
> Section 120 are identified on Attachment A.
>
> DEFINITION
>
> The definition of OSS has been added to Section 4819.2 of the SAM. OSS
> is defined as 2 Software that includes distribution terms that comply
> with the following criteria provided by the Open Source Initiative:
>
> 1. Free Redistribution: The software can be given as part of a package
> with other applications;
>
> 2. Source Code: The code must either be distributed with the software
> or easily accessible;
>
> 3. Derived Works: The code can be altered and distributed by the new
> author under the same license conditions as the product on which it
> is based;
>
> 4. Integrity of the author's source code: Derived works must not interfere
> with the original author's intent or work;
>
> 5. No discrimination against persons or groups;
>
> 6. No discrimination against fields of endeavor: Distributed software
> cannot be restricted in who can use it based on their intent;
>
> 7. Distribution of license: The rights of the program must apply to all to
> whom the program is re-distributed without need for an additional license;
>
> 8. License must not be specific to a product; Meaning that an operating
> system product cannot be restricted to be free only if used with another
> specific product;
>
> 9. License must not contaminate other software; and
>
> 10. License must be technology-neutral.
>
> 2
>
> The open source definition used here is from the Open Source Initiative
> and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License
> (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/)
>
> Page 2
>
> CONTACT
>
> Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Lee Mosbrucker,
> Acting Enterprise Architect at (916) 403-9624, or by e-mail at
> Lee.Mosbrucker@state.ca.gov. /s/ ___________________________________
> Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer State of California
>
> SIGNATURE
>
> Page 3
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 03:13:28PM -0800, Christopher Schlacta wrote:
> > that page 403'd for me, cna you attach a copy of it for us ?
> > On Jan 28, 2010, at 14:14 , Brian Lavender wrote:
> >
> > > California has an expliciti policy on using Open Source Software. How
> > > about that?
> > >
> > > Apparently, this is old news.
> > > http://www.cio.ca.gov/Government/IT_Policy/pdf/IT_Policy_Letter_10-01_Open_Source_Software.pdf
> > >
> > > brian
> > > --
> > > Brian Lavender
> > > http://www.brie.com/brian/
> > > _______________________________________________
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> > > Lug-nuts@saclug.org
> > > http://www.leibmanland.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lug-nuts
> >
> > _______________________________________________
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>
>
>
> ----- End forwarded message -----
>
> --
> Brian Lavender
> http://www.brie.com/brian/
>
> "About 3 million computers get sold every year in China, but people don't
> pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going
> to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and
> then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade."
>
> -- Bill Gates (Microsoft) 1998
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Brian Lavender
http://www.brie.com/brian/

"About 3 million computers get sold every year in China, but people don't
pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going
to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and
then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade."

-- Bill Gates (Microsoft) 1998
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