Thursday, April 06, 2006

Examing the role of Open-source at

Open source models is one of the policy issues on our plate as we work with multiple states and districts on decision support tools, data warehouse designs, and statistical models. The costs of proprietary tools and the limits we see in their designs beg the question if open source approaches might improve system performance and approvide more accurate information. This will threaten groups that rely on the proprietary nature of their work as a major component of their business model.


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