1sockchuck writes: It just got easier for government agencies to use Facebook’s data center designs if they choose. Hyve, which makes servers and storage solutions based on Open Compute designs, has qualified as a government vendor under GSA Schedule 70, making it easier to win government contracts. The Open Compute Project was launched in April 2011 to publish server and data center designs developed by Facebook and has been slowly gaining traction among large users. But can open hardware work in government agencies?
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