Government Techonology reports on New York City’s Open Source Solutions Lab at the City University of New York (CUNY). The project is a collaboration with Intel and Red Hat to test open sources solutions for government information techonology. The goal of the project is to help provide New York City’s public sector with the most cost-effective and flexlible technology for government needs.
New York City deserves some praise for creating a resource to help move government to better information technology solutions. This program, along with the Open Source Lab in Oregon, is helping government take steps to actually create software that meets the needs of agencies and can also create better resources for citizens.