Government

By Chander Kant, CEO Zmanda. Have you ever tried to retrieve a public record from your local, state or federal government? Despite their name, many public records have not been simple or free for citizens to access. Until recently, obtaining copies of even the most basic records has been a grueling... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Mar 2010 by chanderkant Feed
An acquaintance emailed me a .docx file last week that my older word processor wouldn't open on the first try.  Before you start sending me fixes, don't worry.  I got it open eventually after much grumbling about proprietary formats that aren't really standards.  But I digress.
0 comments Posted 17 Mar 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
"Open source and open government are not the same," I've been reading recently. When discussing the role of open standards in open government transparency projects, Bob Caudill at Adobe, is concerned that open source and open standards are being conflated. He likes open standards just fine, but:  
4 comments Posted 15 Mar 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
I had the opportunity to chat with Deb Woods about Open Source for America.  Take a look at what she has to say about creating a more transparent government and how open source can make us a stronger society.
0 comments Posted 9 Mar 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
Although it may be simple to conflate the Apps for Democracy and Apps for America contests with the exciting new Apps for Army contest, they really couldn't be more different. Together they represent an exciting experiment in what it takes to pull communities together around a problem.
0 comments Posted 3 Mar 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
At the 2009 Red Hat Summit, we had the opportunity to sit down with Guy Martin and Aaron Lippold, the community managers of the Forge.mil project, to discuss the ways in which Forge.mil is making it easier for people across the DOD to collaborate.
0 comments Posted 23 Feb 2010 by Jesse Paddock (Red Hat) Feed
Michael Daconta at GCN has posted a brief call to arms for the software industry. Here's the gist:
1 comment Posted 15 Feb 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
By Roger Burkhardt, Ingres CEO. We have to speed up energy innovation to the pace demonstrated in the growth of the Internet if we are to prevent irreversible climate disruptions that will irreparably harm the planet for our children and all those that follow. The scale and speed of change... Read more
7 comments Posted 2 Feb 2010 by Roger Burkhardt Feed
Last month, the Obama Administration issued its Open Government Directive, that requires each US agency to publish an Open Government Plan by April 7, 2010. Open Source for America (OSFA) intends to grade the various U.S. government agencies and their policies and practices as they relate to open... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Jan 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
If you haven't already, you should meet Venky Hariharan. He's one of the most passionate and articulate advocates for open source and open standards in India or anywhere else. Every time we meet, I get a little smarter. At our last meeting, we were lucky enough to have a video camera.
0 comments Posted 25 Jan 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed

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