Government

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
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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