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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
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

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