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UK Ministry of Defence opens up to FOSS, a bit

Computer Weekly - The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is opening up, technologically speaking.

Earlier this year Computer Weekly reported news of the MoD's £2m in sponsorship for a competition to find innovative ways of automating cyber defences.

Continuing this 'openness to community contributions' policy, Her Majesty's Government's defence policy department is placing the code for a web application called Ideaworks on GitHub via its Defence Science and Technology Laboratory section.

Ideaworks is a free and open source web application that allows a group of people to collate, comment on and rate ideas.

It was initially designed and built by the UK Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (dstl) and released under AGPL as a prototype tool.