Business Case for each recommendation
Firstly, congratulations on developing this policy. It will help agencies be much more effective in their use of Open Source.
Re application: I suggest this document will be more useful if language is used which helps readers define the business value of one recommendation over another.
For instance, giving back a code fork costs time and effort which equates to money. To be done properly, having a feature incorporated back into an open source baseline will typically add 20% to 40% extra effort coordinating with the community. Will this effort cost more than the long term benefit?
Recommendations should be included in this policy to help readers construct answers to these types of questions.
At risk of my comment being dismissed due to blatant self promotion, in my job at LISAsoft we have been supporting the implementation of Open Source for governments for decades, including providing health checks to Open Source development strategies and writing Open Source Policies. I'd love to be approached to apply the same to this project.
Warm Regards, Cameron Shorter < c a mero n DOTshort er A T gmai l .c o m>