policy

The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge government. Paul Brownell tells policy-makers the best place for them to focus is on open source, where the future is happening.
0 comments Posted 3 Aug 2015 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
In this article, explore five potential benefits of using revision control to create policy documents, and how this process assists in the promotion of open government.
0 comments Posted 20 Mar 2015 by Joe Mobbs 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
True story. A project team was in need of an open source tool. Following their company's policy, the team requested their Information Systems (IS) department download the tool. They were soon bombarded with a host of questions and a form that needed to be filled out, which they complied with. Not... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Jan 2014 by Girish Managoli Feed
SELinux policy guide
We are celebrating the SELinux 10th year anversary this year. Hard to believe it. SELinux was first introduced in Fedora Core 3 and later in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. For those who have never used SELinux, or would like an explanation...
27 comments Posted 13 Nov 2013 by Daniel J Walsh (Red Hat) Feed
open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city.... Read more
8 comments Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city.... Read more
8 comments Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Tug of war
Observing the open source public policy landscape over the past several months, one couldn’t be blamed for feeling optimistic. Government after government, it seemed, was stepping up and laying the ground work for public-sector adoption and private-sector growth of open standards and open source... Read more
4 comments Posted 18 Jan 2013 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
Finding the right path
Many heroes will remain unsung because there is no-one to tell their story. I first came across this story over eight years ago, and three years ago it became connected with my own. The hero in our story is an unlikely candidate for heroism: a public sector body in Germany, the German Federal... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 Dec 2012 by Georg C. F. Greve Feed
free your software policy
Here’s a fun experiment (if, like me, you’re a huge nerd): take an open source policy from your agency, company, whatever, and strike out the words "open source." Bam, you now have a much more sensible and reasonable "software" policy.
4 comments Posted 30 Nov 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed

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