Software Evaluation Policy

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This sample policy lays out a framework for evaluating new software purchases and implementations. Among the factors considered are open source and other alternatives to lower overall TCO of applications.

The City and County of San Francisco Committee on Information Technology (COIT) uses this policy to promote informed, thorough and fair decision-making when evaluating software purchases on the basis of their potential operational benefits and total cost of ownership.

This policy requires departments to consider open source software on an equal basis to commercial software alternatives as part of a rigorous evaluation process that will help meet operational requirements, reduce costs and reduce the amount of time needed to bring applications into production.

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  • Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
  • Software Evaluation Policy.pdf
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The San Francisco COIT consists of a central committee, staffed by representatives of the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and Departments whose purpose is to provide the necessary technology policy, procedures, and oversight to ensure that the City meets its goals and objectives

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