government

not confidential government software
The on-going debate regarding the use of free and open source software in the Italian Public Administration (PA) seems to be coming to a satisfactory conclusion. Italian public administrations are now obliged to give priority to free and open source software. This preference, however, cannot be... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Nov 2013 by Guglielmo Troiano Feed
a new dawn with open source
Here’s a development that could have enormous global implications for the search for a new commons-based economic paradigm. Working with an academic partner, the Government of Ecuador has launched a major strategic research project to "fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador" based on the principles of... Read more
6 comments Posted 6 Nov 2013 by David Bollier Feed
free and open source software in government
See the FSFE's 'free software' questions for federal and local government at the Ask your candidates campaign page. The Free Software Foundation Europe published its free software-related election questions (in German) for this fall's elections to the German parliament, which will take place on... Read more
open source in government programs
On March 15, 2013, ComputerWeekly.com, the “leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the UK IT community” published an article by Bryan Glick entitled: Government mandates 'preference' for open source. The article focuses on the release of the UK’s new Government... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 May 2013 by Adam Firestone Feed
Last week, The White House published an Executive Order by which the default method for government data collection and dissemination must now be:
0 comments Posted 14 May 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Open Source, Open Standards 2013 conference report
Last week Open Source, Open Standards 2013 took place in London, an event focused on the public sector. Naturally these being two topics we’re very keen on here at OSS Watch I went along too. Overall the key message to take away from the event was just how central to public sector IT strategy these... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 May 2013 by Scott Wilson Feed
open here
The Ozone Widget Framework went open source recently. Ozone is: A customizable open-source web application that assembles the tools you need to accomplish any task and enables those tools to communicate with each other.
2 comments Posted 5 Mar 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
puzzle
I have a regional, collaborative philosophy of open data initiatives and municipalities. In North Carolina, the cities of Cary, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill all share the economic engine that is the Research Triangle Park. They also share the innovation engine of five, top universities. The... Read more
4 comments Posted 18 Feb 2013 by Jason Hare Feed
gov commons
Danish municipalities are increasingly using free and open source software for collaboration and innovation of ICT solutions. More than 10% of the country's municipalities last year joined the newly founded Open Website Community OS2. The group has already delivered a Drupal-based municipal content... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Feb 2013 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
broken copyright
Open source software licenses and copyright law have a complex relationship. People often say that open source turns copyright on its head and loosely refer to open source licenses as "copyleft" licenses. Indeed, the idea of a license that grants perpetual rights to copy, modify, and distribute a... Read more
4 comments Posted 3 Dec 2012 by Kevin Hales Feed

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