gov 2.0

I’ll admit, it’s a bit of a sensational headline. But if I put the word “equilibrium” in there, you might not have reached this point. Last year while presenting at a technology and disabilities conference, I answered a question about participatory government, gov 2.0, so on, in a way that... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Feb 2011 by Art Seavey Feed
For those who haven't heard, the Obama administration recently announced $2 billion in funding for 2-year colleges, much of which will be used to produce open educational resources. The details are complicated and still being hashed out in discussions all over the internet, but it's clearly the... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
I loved this year's State of the Union address for the collaborative tone of both the President and the members of Congress.  While many were skeptical of the idea, I was especially pleased to see the effect of the mixed-party seating at the State of the Union, proposed by Sen. Mark Udall of... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
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
Score another landmark for the mainstreaming of open source.  On January 7, the Administration issued a succinct, clear message to Executive Branch IT leaders: Don't discriminate between proprietary and open source solutions when it currently spends almost $80 billion dollars to buy information
2 comments Posted 10 Jan 2011 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Government can be seen as an answer to the often messy question of collective action. There are some things people need together, but since that’s not easy to coordinate, we set up institutions to do so. Over time, the government’s focus and expectations developed -- understandably -- to a place... Read more
6 comments Posted 3 Jan 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
So much took place in the realm of open source public policy this year, that there was plenty to write about.  Some of the government channel's first posts were about the U.S. Department of Defense's clarifications on the procurement of open source software, Forge.mil's project to bring together... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Dec 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Recognizing the role of open source and open standards in innovation, the European Commission released yesterday its long-awaited “European Interoperability Framework.” This official policy (the “EIF”)
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2010 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, an article in the Wall Street Journal talked about the Open Data Partnership, which “will allow consumers to edit the interests, demographics and other profile information collected about them. It also will allow people to choose to not be tracked at all.” The article goes on to discuss... Read more
8 comments Posted 10 Dec 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, India became another major country to join the growing, global open standards movement. After three years of intense debate and discussion, India's Department of IT in India finalized its Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance, joining the ranks of emerging economies like Brazil,... Read more
3 comments Posted 19 Nov 2010 by Venkatesh Hariharan (Venky) (Red Hat) Feed

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