The issue of strategic software development management generally assumes the organization is in the software industry. However, there are cases of non-software vendors who have successfully built from within and even disseminated the results within their industry. These organizations must also grapple with strategic and tactical software management issues. Case studies and comparisons of such organizations may provide information for software organizations as well as unique perspectives on tactical management issues. Two cases, one a private sector company and the other a government agency will be examined to illuminate issues for building from within or insourcing. A government created, public architecture for Open Source Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) systems is examined for potential leveraged development through an SPL approach.