Many major software companies, including Oracle1, utilize Open Source software in their products. Most commercial software is actually blended software: software that is sold under a different licensing terms from Open Source, but is probably built using a variety of Open Source components. In this paper we ask two questions:
• Should the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) deploy substantial amounts of software
based on a community development model, in lieu of commercial software, in support
of their service-oriented architecture requirements?
• Is a community-based software development approach a viable strategy for large-scale
service-oriented architecture deployments, especially in the DoD?

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