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The results are in for U.S. agencies' use of open source, thanks to a scorecard released today by Open Source for America.  The Departments of Defense and Energy had the highest scores, largely due to the fact that they have "published agency-created software code as open source and provide clear... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jan 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Openness in the military is coming of-age, as was evident to the attendees at the 2nd Military Open Source Software (Mil-OSS) working group held August 3-5 in Arlington, Virginia. This grassroots gathering of practitioners in the art/science of creating military capabilities was unique in its... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Aug 2010 by John Scott Feed
Brian Purchia of Burson-Marsteller has a post over on GovFresh about the value of open source to unions. His argument pivots on cost-savings. I think you could make a more expansive argument that includes risk mitigation and innovation, but describing the advantage to unions is an interesting angle... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Jul 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
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
At the 2009 Red Hat Summit, we had the opportunity to sit down with Guy Martin and Aaron Lippold, the community managers of the Forge.mil project, to discuss the ways in which Forge.mil is making it easier for people across the DOD to collaborate.
0 comments Posted 23 Feb 2010 by Jesse Paddock (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

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