Government

Score another landmark for the mainstreaming of open source.  On January 7, the Administration issued a succinct, clear message to Executive Branch IT leaders: Don't discriminate between proprietary and open source solutions when it currently spends almost $80 billion dollars to buy information
2 comments Posted 10 Jan 2011 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Government can be seen as an answer to the often messy question of collective action. There are some things people need together, but since that’s not easy to coordinate, we set up institutions to do so. Over time, the government’s focus and expectations developed -- understandably -- to a place... Read more
6 comments Posted 3 Jan 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
So much took place in the realm of open source public policy this year, that there was plenty to write about.  Some of the government channel's first posts were about the U.S. Department of Defense's clarifications on the procurement of open source software, Forge.mil's project to bring together... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Dec 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Welcome to open*government
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies several qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery,... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Welcome to open*government
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies several qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery,... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
2010 has been a fantastic year for open source. The progress that Malaysia has made with open source has caught the attention of governments of developed and emerging economies. I would like to share some of the opportunities, challenges, and future benefits that open source can continue to offer... Read more
3 comments Posted 12 Dec 2010 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, an article in the Wall Street Journal talked about the Open Data Partnership, which “will allow consumers to edit the interests, demographics and other profile information collected about them. It also will allow people to choose to not be tracked at all.” The article goes on to discuss... Read more
8 comments Posted 10 Dec 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, India became another major country to join the growing, global open standards movement. After three years of intense debate and discussion, India's Department of IT in India finalized its Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance, joining the ranks of emerging economies like Brazil,... Read more
3 comments Posted 19 Nov 2010 by Venkatesh Hariharan (Venky) (Red Hat) Feed
Last week I attended the EPIC conference in New York City. One of the more interesting topics came by way of Saudi Arabia. If you haven’t heard of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, or KAUST, you’re missing out on one of the grander experiments at the intersection of government,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Nov 2010 by Art Seavey Feed
Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed members of the Indian parliament and announced a U.S.-India Open  Government Dialogue. Addressing a rare joint session of the Indian Parliament that brought together the two different houses -- the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha -- Obama said that as the... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Nov 2010 by Venkatesh Hariharan (Venky) (Red Hat) Feed

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