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Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they strike.
1 comment Posted 25 Nov 2014 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Nov 2014 by David Egts (Red Hat) Feed
The government of India has recently announced a big push into open source as a part of its Digital Initiative. For a country of more than a billion people and thousands of government organizations, it is hope for the faltering free and open source software communities there. Indian native and... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Rushabh Mehta Feed
Every municipality should have an open data champion. The City of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is fortunate to have Jason Hare, an open data program manager and an open data consultant. Last year, Hare lead the effort to deploy a beta version of the first open data portal for... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Nov 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Neon sign: Internet
Daniel Alvarez—Legal Advisor for Wireline, Public Safety, and Homeland Security at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)—spoke at a forum last week with the North Carolina Technology Association about the FCC’s deliberations on a framework to "protect and promote Internet openness."
1 comment Posted 11 Nov 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
A story of working in government and the apps coming out of Code for America. Reposted via Creative Commons.
0 comments Posted 27 Oct 2014 by Christopher Whitaker Feed
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Ben Balter is a Government Evangelist at GitHub, and he will be talking about Software Development as a Civic Service at next week's All Things Open conference. In this interview, he answered a few questions for us about what the US government is doing right (and wrong) in terms of open... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 Oct 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
As Neelie Kroes leaves the office of the European Commission's VP of the Digital Agenda, we take a look the new, incoming leadership and ask where they stand on open source software and open standards.
1 comment Posted 14 Oct 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
Code for America announces seven local government partners for 2015 Fellowship Program.
2 comments Posted 25 Sep 2014 by Luke Norris Feed
Collaborate with others
A report back from Code for America Summit 2014 this year -- what's the same, what's changed, and what's more serious.
0 comments Posted 25 Sep 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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