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New US government digital team picks open source because it is ‘easier to use’

FutureGov - Open source software is easier to use than proprietary software, 18F - the US Government’s digital services team, has told FutureGov.

The team set out its preference for open source in a blog published on 29 July. When asked by FutureGov whether open source is harder to use than proprietary software, Eric Mill, Software Engineer at 18F responded: “Not at all. It’s typically just the opposite, especially with larger open source projects.”