Thursday, the White House released a draft open source policy for public comment. The policy aims to “require new software developed specifically for or by the Federal Government to be made available for sharing and re-use across Federal agencies” and comes as a part of the open source code and data commitments lined out in the Second Open Government National Action Plan.

This is a huge step towards a more efficient and functional government. We’re proud to support it with a vast number of open source software and data projects we create and help maintain.

Review the full draft policy sourcecode.cio.gov and provide your comments on Github.

President Barack Obama visits with employees prior to delivering remarks at 1776, a tech startup hub in Washington DC, July 3, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)