gov 2.0

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
Dave Cole, Senior Advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office of the President, presented an awesome keynote to more than 3,000 attendees at DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 on April 21. His keynote was about open source in government, and he talked about how whitehouse.gov has become a platform to... Read more
8 comments Posted 26 Apr 2010 by Jason Hibbets (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
  I always look forward to my conversations with Jan Wildeboer. Simply put, he helps me look at the world a little differently. A little more.... openly. 
6 comments Posted 5 Apr 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
With Document Freedom Day 2010 approaching, this is a good opportunity to consider the reasons why the public sector has increasingly opted for ODF, the document freedom that it enables, and why ODF is an essential feature of any “open” eGovernment strategy.
5 comments Posted 29 Mar 2010 by Marino Marcich Feed
By Chander Kant, CEO Zmanda. Have you ever tried to retrieve a public record from your local, state or federal government? Despite their name, many public records have not been simple or free for citizens to access. Until recently, obtaining copies of even the most basic records has been a grueling... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Mar 2010 by chanderkant Feed
An acquaintance emailed me a .docx file last week that my older word processor wouldn't open on the first try.  Before you start sending me fixes, don't worry.  I got it open eventually after much grumbling about proprietary formats that aren't really standards.  But I digress.
0 comments Posted 17 Mar 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
If you use open source, you have no respect for intellectual property. Or at least, that’s what the International Intellectual Property Alliance seems to think. According to this article, the lobbying group is asking the US Trade Representative to put Indonesia on its "Special 301 Priority Watch... Read more
18 comments Posted 26 Feb 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) 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
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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