The General Services Administration's Federal Software Exchange Center (FSEC) had a Government-wide mission for software sharing. It collected documentation abstracts and copies of source code from agencies that submitted software for inclusion in the Center's catalog. The software was required to have been operational in the originating agency for 90 days. A requesting agency was given machine-readable source code and documentation. Neither installation assistance nor maintenance were provided, but the software and documentation were available for far less than they would cost to develop in-house. Software was offered in 12 categories, including business and scientific applications and software tools.