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Oracle says open source has no place in military apps

The Register - Oracle has popped out a white paper that may well turn some heads, because it contains robust criticism of open source software.

Titled “The Department of Defense (DoD) and Open Source Software” and available here as a PDF to those with Oracle accounts or here in Dropbox

, the document's premise is that folks in the USA's Department of Defense (DoD) could think it is possible to save money if they “... avoid buying commercial software products simply by starting with open source software and developing their own applications.

 

The paper goes on to explain why that's a bad idea and why paying Oracle for commercial software is a much more sensible thing to do.