Vivek Kundra

An open farewell to Vivek Kundra

Friends –

Vivek Kundra, the Federal CIO, is leaving government for academia, and today a new Federal CIO was named. Below, you’ll find a letter from Open Source for America wishing Mr. Kundra well. » Read more

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Open thread: Is the US government more open and transparent?

You may have seen the news about Vivek Kundra, the United States' first Chief Information Officer (CIO), announcing he will leave the post for a fellowship at Harvard University. But will he leave behind an open source legacy?

Here's an open thread for you to chime in on: » Read more

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U.S. Administration's 'Technology Neutrality' Announcement Welcome News

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 » Read more

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Five questions with Anil Rathi of Idea Crossing

What the heck is an innovation competition? Can we compete and collaborate at the same time? Could we solve world hunger through collaborative competition?

I quizzed Anil Rathi, CEO of Idea Crossing, a company that hosts innovation competitions on behalf of companies and organizations, on these questions and more. » Read more

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