The Is­raeli gov­ern­ment chooses open source

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Af­ter the US, the UK and France, the gov­ern­ment of Is­rael has an­nounced its shift to open source. The Is­raeli gov­ern­ment will be mak­ing its soft­ware code avail­able to mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Post the shift to open source, the pub­lic can use and mod­ify the soft­ware, point out vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and pro­pose im­prove­ments. It will also be avail­able for use in de­vel­op­ment apps.

Open sourc­ing the code will al­low tax­pay­ers to ac­cess the soft­ware and even use it in their per­sonal projects. More­over, it will en­hance the se­cu­rity as re­searchers will be able to per­form vul­ner­a­bil­ity checks with ease.

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