Governments should increase open source softwares. Open source softwares will allow governments to better function and do things more effectively. Many providers like google, mozilla, and apple, just to name a few, are already changing the way government transcribe and transmit information to people in within their employees. It is much easier and allows for the use of freedom, depending on the user.
Governments should choose open source software in order to increase the usage of such software. This is because when the government adopts a certain tool or product, it gets adopted by the public much easier and comes into popular use much faster. It is helpful for the government at all levels to do this.
No, they should not to open source software, I think that they need to keep all of their software the same as it is, because it has been working fine and this new program could mess things up. I think if something is not broke, then you should not fix it.
I personally think that the governments should not choose open source software in order to increase the usage of such software because it would make the government look even bad that they have source software to help them out and in the long run it will help them out. I personally think that opening the source software has increased the usage of such software.
Governments should not necessarily use open source software just because it is free. They should choose the software that is the best for the job and which is most secure. Although governments can promote the use of open source software, they should not use it for critical systems if it is not tested first.