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Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. Akvo.org co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open source movement to assert itself right now.
1 comment Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Mark Charmer Feed
Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on Opensource.com this year and notices that most articles on the government sector fell into one of three categories: government policies, new tools available, and case... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Dec 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Jason Hare, open data guru for the City of Raleigh in North Carolina compares human and API consumed data and makes these observations: Data consumed by humans have lower re-use value in that they are not being redistributed, and data that is served on a web/mobile [First] platform needs more work... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
It was another year full of encouraging news on the open data front in states and municipalities across the country. New open data policies were approved in municipalities of all sizes from coast to coast, existing open data programs matured and sparked new innovations, and there were numerous... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Dec 2014 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Linux in government, department of defense
As the U.S. military continues its march toward virtualization, it will need to operate in an environment that runs on more agile solutions. Linux containers fit that bill nicely, enabling Defense Department agencies to take full advantage of virtualization benefits.
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2014 by David Egts (Red Hat) Feed
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Nov 2014 by David Egts (Red Hat) Feed
The government of India has recently announced a big push into open source as a part of its Digital Initiative. For a country of more than a billion people and thousands of government organizations, it is hope for the faltering free and open source software communities there. Indian native and... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Rushabh Mehta Feed
Code for America announces seven local government partners for 2015 Fellowship Program.
2 comments Posted 25 Sep 2014 by Luke Norris Feed
Collaborate with others
A report back from Code for America Summit 2014 this year -- what's the same, what's changed, and what's more serious.
0 comments Posted 25 Sep 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Jeanne Holm is the lead for communications, collaboration, and outreach for the Data.gov project. In this interview, she shares with me how this flagship open government project is coming along since it's inception in 2009.
0 comments Posted 19 Sep 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed

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