The CFPB Embraces Open Source Software

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made the following announcement:

When we build our own software or contract with a third party to build it for us, we will share the code with the public at no charge. Exceptions will be made when source code exposes sensitive details that would put the Bureau at risk for security breaches; but we believe that, in general, hiding source code does not make the software safer.

Bravo!

  • neglover

    Lots of federal agencies have and do use open source. And they have for years.