Government

A few weeks ago, after a happy hour in Rome, people started spontaneously to share links on Italian open data and tools to crunch them with. With a few others, I thought it would be nice to collect these links in one place, a sort of one stop shop for people interested in transparency not just in... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Nov 2010 by Alberto Cottica (Red Hat) Feed
I love this video from Dave Cole (Senior Advisor to the CIO, Executive Office of the President) and Macon Phillips (White House Director of New Media). You hear the feds talk a lot about openness and transparency, but not often specifically about open source.  But here, you can see that the White... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Nov 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Shifting from command-and-control to collaborative culture involves what might be termed collaborative risk, but some organizations are realizing that there’s greater risk in clinging to old ways of working. One organization that is recognizing the need for taking collaborative risk is the United... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2010 by Evan Rosen Feed
"As a city that values openness and innovation, Portland is proud to host GOSCON this year." - Mayor Sam Adams Editors' Note: This article was originally posted on the GOSCON (Government Open Source Conference) website
0 comments Posted 27 Oct 2010 by Deb Bryant Feed
Over the last couple years, many of us involved with open source in government have had discussions about what it means for citizen coders to become involved in state, local and federal efforts. There are all kinds of legal, ethical, and logistics questions that haven't been answered. Everyone... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Is there such a thing as the open source community? A related question was covered here before, about whether the word community means anything anymore. But, I still see the term “the open source community” regularly lobbed.
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2010 by Art Seavey Feed
Co-author: Bascha Harris What if you woke up one day, and every file on your computer in a particular format—say all your word processing documents, or all your photographs—no longer worked? Not that big of a deal, right? Just a few photos or files. But what if you're a photographer and it's your... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Oct 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
For decades, first responders have dealt with a lack of interoperable communications products. The 9/11 Commission Report1 and the Katrina Report2 both concluded that the absence of interoperable communications among public safety organizations at the local, state, and federal levels was a serious... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Oct 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
I'm setting up a new computer. I get through the registration screens, install my software, change my wallpaper, and everything's working fine. I'm left, though, with a lingering, uneasy feeling: I don't know if this machine is secure. I'm a computer guy, so I know how to set up strong passwords... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Sep 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Jonathan Rauch wrote in the National Journal Saturday on the “radical decentralization” of the tea party. A “Tea Party Patriots coordinator and co-founder” talks about it this way: “I use the term open-source politics. This is an open source movement.... The movement as a whole is smart.”
2 comments Posted 16 Sep 2010 by Art Seavey Feed

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