Government

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
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

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