Why Open Source for Government? In Camden we believe that we can only deliver true value for our customers, both citizens and businesses, if we make our solutions efficient and easy to use. We should not be imposing undue cost or inconvenience to our customers by making them conform to software specifications because we have chosen to use them. For us this means implementing open standards both for our user interface and for our integration. Open source companies make their software conform to open standards and furthermore allow us to inspect how they have implemented those open standards. We choose to build our services this way because we believe that this offers value to us, to our taxpayers and to our users.