Government

open source software is commericial
I had a chance to catch up with David A. Wheeler, a long-time leader in advising and working with the US government on issues related to open source software. As early as the late 1990s, David was demonstrating why open source software was integral to the US goverment IT architecture, and his... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Apr 2014 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Citizen participation
There are two processes in the public sphere that we all depend on but that few of us really understand. And what's worse is that both are in trouble.
5 comments Posted 11 Apr 2014 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Creative Commons licenses
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs, and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources. To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch,... Read more
1 comment Posted 30 Mar 2014 by Cable Green Feed
open source in government
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the second largest agency of the US federal government. It employs more than 280,000 people, and with an annual budget close to $150 billion it provides health care services to close to 8.7 million patients, and benefits to close to 23 million veterans... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Mar 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open document format standards
A great deal of excitement has been generated by UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude's forceful announcement in late January that the UK government intends to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. In the on-going struggle of policy makers... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 Feb 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
citizen participation
What is civic hacking? Seventy people gathered together one sunny Oakland afternoon to volunteer and improve their city. There were no rakes or yard tools normally seen at volunteer-day events though. No paint brushes, no trash bags, no canned soup bins. These seventy people were laden with laptops... Read more
4 comments Posted 19 Feb 2014 by Andrew Hyder Feed
Open Data Now
The open source movement can trace its beginnings to a famous strategy session held in Palo Alto, CA in February 1998, where the term "open source" was coined. That meeting led to the Open Source Definition, to advocacy for the use of open source software, and, fairly quickly, to worldwide... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Feb 2014 by Joel Gurin Feed
catalog of open source projects
The Defense Advance Reseach Project Agency (DARPA) is one of the government-sponsored research agencies that most boldly explores the future of science and technology. Given that many of its research projects have military applications, it has been traditional for the agency to be secretive about... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Open data
So, with much help from various community members, I am pleased to say we are starting to gear up for Open Data Day 2014 on February 22. From its humble beginnings of a conversation between a few friends who were interested in promoting and playing with open data, last year Open Data Day had... Read more
3 comments Posted 31 Jan 2014 by David Eaves Feed
In December, the Italian government issued final rules implementing a change to procurement law that now requires all public administrations in the country to first consider re-used or free software before committing to proprietary licenses. Importantly, the new rules include an enforcement... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jan 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed

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