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Red Hat VP Paul Smith: Many Agencies Embrace Open-Source Tech Programs

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Some government and industry executives who presented at a Red Hat-sponsored forum Tuesday believe open source technology can drive ideas for development of other information technology platforms, Fedscoop reported Tuesday.

Paul Smith, vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s public sector business, told audience at the company’s annual Government Symposium that many agencies are now turning to free source codes for innovation.

“We’ve really moved in the last 10 years or so in open source, from what was a disruptive technology… to the innovation engine in the cloud,” Smith said, according to Fedscoop.

He also cited Amazon, Google and Yahoo as among the companies who have used open source technology to build IT architectures.

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