If your organization has an open source policy, it will be improved by removing the words “open source”.
I first described that law in a dissection of the IRS open source policy about a year ago. It started as a goof, but I’m pleasantly surprised that the rule has actually held up.
A couple days ago, Dan Risacher of the DOD CIO’s office generalized the rule:
“More specific policy can be improved for the general case by removing delimiters that narrow the policy scope”