Government

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
Dave Cole, Senior Advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office of the President, presented an awesome keynote to more than 3,000 attendees at DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 on April 21. His keynote was about open source in government, and he talked about how whitehouse.gov has become a platform to... Read more
8 comments Posted 26 Apr 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The Obama Administration's Open Government Directive ordered Federal agencies to produce open government plans by April 7th, and while some adv
4 comments Posted 12 Apr 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
  I always look forward to my conversations with Jan Wildeboer. Simply put, he helps me look at the world a little differently. A little more.... openly. 
6 comments Posted 5 Apr 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
The battle for Open Standards in Europe Today, people and groups around the world are celebrating Document Freedom Day. This is an international day to raise awareness of Open Standards and free document formats. As the event takes place for the third time, the previous focus on the OpenDocument... Read more
3 comments Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Karsten Gerloff Feed
With Document Freedom Day 2010 approaching, this is a good opportunity to consider the reasons why the public sector has increasingly opted for ODF, the document freedom that it enables, and why ODF is an essential feature of any “open” eGovernment strategy.
5 comments Posted 29 Mar 2010 by Marino Marcich Feed
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

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