German Government Chooses Open Source For Its Federal Cloud Solution

    Date18 Apr 2018
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    It’s not hidden that apart from costing tons of money, the use of proprietary software also brings along hidden security caveats. These are the two primary reasons why the usage of open source software is being pushed in public agencies all around the world, especially in European countries. Along the similar lines, the federal government of Germany has decided to partner with Nextcloud–a popular open source file sync and collaborative service provider. As a result of this three-year partnership, the German government will get its own on-premise cloud platform. This change will ensure that German’s federal cloud solution’s code will be visible to all; hence, security researchers will be able to spot loopholes more easily.
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