In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux Foundation's new security badge program, Raspberry Pi success, a new tool from the White House administration, and more open source news! Open source news roundup for August 22 - 29, 2015
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source speech system from Stephen Hawking, Docker getting a competitor called Rocket, the White House playbook, and more!
To a technology director at the White House, the State of the Union is like the Superbowl. While the world is watching the President of the United States deliver an address to the nation, Leigh Heyman and his team are managing the media technology behind the scenes to create an enhanced and... Read more
The White House on Tuesday announced a broad set of legislative recommendations for Congress and executive actions aimed at thwarting abusive patent infringement lawsuits.
As those steeped in the policy wonk geekery of open data are likely already aware, last Thursday the President of the United States issued an Executive Order Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.
The White House responded last week to the petition: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research. It was posted to the We the People petition site and got 65,704 signatures (the minimum required is 25,000). Notable excerpts:
France is the latest government to move from open source-friendly to open source-active, to paraphrase the European Commission's aspirational reference to Cloud Computing. In late September, French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, signed a guideline (in French here and a rough translation here)... Read more
Gunnar Hellekson, Technology Strategist for Red Hat's U.S. Public Sector Group, presents a timeline created by tying together data about software the government has released as open source. Interesting facts:
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Director of New Media for the White House Macon Phillips held a roundtable at North Carolina Central University's School of Law last week to discuss open government projects spearheaded by the new Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Should all taxpayer-funded software developed for governments be licensed as open source by default?
Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal government should share government-developed software under an open source license. OSFA's petition has since expired with not enough votes, but stay tuned for future efforts on this issue. Three top... Read more