All I can say is it's about time, today we've launched the Open Source for America Campaign. The press release says it all:
The mission of Open Source for America is to serve as a centralized advocate and to encourage broader U.S. Federal Government support of and participation in free and open source software. Specifically, Open Source for America will: help effect change in policies and practices to allow the federal government to better utilize these technologies; help coordinate these communities to collaborate with the federal government on technology requirements; and raise awareness and create understanding among federal government leaders about the values and implications of open source software.
Great group of individuals and companies involved see:
About Open Source for America Open Source for America is a coalition of industry leaders, non-government groups and academic/research institutions organized to serve as a centralized advocate, to encourage broader U.S. Federal Government support of and participation in free and open source software. Membership in Open Source for America is open to any individual or entity signing the campaign's mission pledge.
Learn more and sign up to join ! at http://www.opensourceforamerica.org We are also planning on having various working groups focusing on health, energy, education, defense and cyber issues.
You can also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OpenSourceGov