Government

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
Governments have a responsibility to provide services for the well-being of their citizens in the most effective and efficient manner possible.  We believe that openness, transparency, and collaboration can provide government leaders with a better way to achieve these goals.  On this channel, we'll... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Jan 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Lock on a building
After a decade-long battle, terms of a settlement agreement were finally reached last week between the European Commission and Microsoft regarding anticompetitiveness. The official settlement is a win for European consumers, but the simultaneous Public Undertaking on Interoperability issued by... Read more
3 comments Posted 23 Dec 2009 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
On the heels of the Open Government Memo of January 21st, 2009, the Obama Administration has issued the Open Government Directive. The Directive tells agencies what they must do to meet the expectations set by the Memo. The directive names many deadlines for agency compliance, most of them around... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Dec 2009 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
I had the opportunity to listen to David Wennergren, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), at GOSCON last week in Washington, DC. Wennergren was the signer of the DoD’s Clarifying Guidance Regarding Open Source Software, which garnered a lot of attention from open... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Nov 2009 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Most of you already know about the US Courts' shameful profiteering through the PACER system. They charge $0.08/page for public court documents and in so doing stifle the public's access to their own content. Not long ago, our friends at CITP released an open source project called RECAP. When you... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Nov 2009 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Higher education is now almost absurdly expensive. In an effort to reduce the cost of developing and delivering educational material, there are a number of initiatives around open curricula right now. The idea is that content generated by the academic community can be made freely available so that... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Nov 2009 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed

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