Government

There was a bit of news coming out the European Parliament recently that could be easily overlooked. MEP Indrek Tarand (of Estonia no less), along with some non-MEP partners, started the European Parliament Free Software User Group (EPFSUG). With goals like “assist people in using Free Software in... Read more
1 comment Posted 28 Feb 2011 by Art Seavey Feed
The February issue of DACS' (Data and Analysis Center for Software) Software Tech News focuses entirely on the U.S. Department of Defense and open source software.  However, even if you aren't interested in the use of open source in the military, there are still some gems that apply to all U.S.... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Feb 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
It seems everything has a special day--but you may not have run into Document Freedom Day, which this year is being celebrated on March 30th. Don’t for a second underestimate the importance of document freedom. It sounds dull - not just mundane, but the forgotten esoterica of the mundane - but it’s... Read more
2 comments Posted 24 Feb 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
The fact that the State Department hosted a conference last week on open source shows how far the U.S. Federal Government has come in terms of tech policy. Yet the content at Tech@State: Open Source often illustrated that the road ahead is still long and arduous.
1 comment Posted 18 Feb 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Last Friday, I was in Washington, D.C., for Tech@State’s Open Source Conference . Tech@State is an inspiring step by the State Department, connecting technologists to targeted goals of the U.S. diplomacy and development agenda via networking events as part of Secretary Clinton's 21... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Feb 2011 by Heather LaGarde Feed
General Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and now Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, was our guest for today's Open Your World Forum webcast.
4 comments Posted 16 Feb 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last Friday, while the first true revolution of the Web 2.0 era was reaching its climax in Tahrir Square, I was watching events unfold from within the U.S. State Department in downtown Washington D.C. I had the privilege to attend the two-day Tech@State: Open Source conference, an event... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Feb 2011 by Raymond Schillinger Feed
I’ll admit, it’s a bit of a sensational headline. But if I put the word “equilibrium” in there, you might not have reached this point. Last year while presenting at a technology and disabilities conference, I answered a question about participatory government, gov 2.0, so on, in a way that... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Feb 2011 by Art Seavey Feed
Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) invites individuals, community groups and institutions to celebrate the Document Freedom Day (DFD) on March 30th. DFD is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and open document formats and its importance. Open Standards ensure the freedom to access your... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Feb 2011 by Fernanda Weiden Feed
Join us Feb. 16 when we host General Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and now Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, in the next Open Your World Forum webcast. General Shelton's recently published autobiography, Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American... Read more
6 comments Posted 7 Feb 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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