Government

Brian Purchia of Burson-Marsteller has a post over on GovFresh about the value of open source to unions. His argument pivots on cost-savings. I think you could make a more expansive argument that includes risk mitigation and innovation, but describing the advantage to unions is an interesting angle... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Jul 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
I was really pleased to read the announcement that Lockheed Martin’s social networking platform, EurekaStreams, was released as an open source project today. Lockheed is a very conservative company, and while they’re happy to use open source internally and on projects for their customers, this is... Read more
9 comments Posted 28 Jul 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
America held its first billion-dollar political race in 2008 – DVR use soared (no surprise there). A new lineup of over-produced ads and under-researched hit pieces have yet to hit primetime, and accountability advocates are already worried about November.
1 comment Posted 26 Jul 2010 by Josh Lawson (Red Hat) Feed
Jeremy Allison of Google and Terri Molini of Initmarketing, both presenting on behalf of Open Source for America (OSFA), joined us for the first Open Your World Forum.  OSFA is organized to advocate for open source technology use in the US Federal government, and represents  well over a thousand... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Jul 2010 by Josh Lawson (Red Hat) Feed
Market confidence is a valuable commodity in tough economic times. And governments will try just about anything to inspire some.  Recapitalization--bailouts--for struggling sectors is one approach.  Another (less deficit-inducing) solution seeks to inspire confidence through a sizable dose of... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jun 2010 by Josh Lawson (Red Hat) Feed
Graham Taylor of OpenForum Europe (OFE) and  Karsten Gerloff of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) cite standardization policy as the principal battleground for free software & open source communities in Europe.  As Taylor observes, “We [OFE] identified that 90% of the public sector had... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Jun 2010 by Josh Lawson (Red Hat) Feed
Open Source for America (OSFA) has announced a report card scoring the openness  of federal  agencies and departments!  Today marks the six-month anniversary of the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive, a big step towards greater transparency, collaboration, and participation in... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Jun 2010 by Josh Lawson (Red Hat) Feed
At Gov 2.0 Expo last week, Joshua Robin, the Director of Innovation and Special Projects at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, described how MassDOT was inspired by the simple concept of open data modeled by the National Weather Service.
1 comment Posted 3 Jun 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Gov 2.0 Expo is coming to Washington, DC next week. It's the latest offering from the O'Reilly event machine, which is unmatched in its ability to generate buzz and get everyone excited about topics that they've never heard of. I though I'd post the sessions that I plan to attend. You can subscribe... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 May 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Towards the end of 2009, the office of the DoD CIO issued a memo clarifying their position on open source software. There were some misconceptions, misunderstandings, and just plain FUD surrounding their stance previously, and they wanted to make it clear that they considered open source just as... Read more
3 comments Posted 4 May 2010 by Jesse Paddock (Red Hat) Feed

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