Government

The City of Durham and Durham County governments in North Carolina are embarking on an open data partnership that will lay the groundwork for businesses, non-profits, journalists, universities, and residents to access and use the wealth of public data available between the two government... Read more
2 comments Posted 31 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare 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 Knowledge's recent publication of the 2014 Open Data Index shows slow progress by governments in opening up key data. Overall the level of "open" is down to 11% from 15% a year ago.
0 comments Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate... Read more
3 comments Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
With the ability to move quickly, easily integrate, and review the code’s security firsthand, it is really no surprise that many governments are turning to open source software for their IT projects and initiatives. Email systems house and transmit sensitive information that government agencies... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Dec 2014 by Olivier Thierry Feed
Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they strike.
2 comments Posted 25 Nov 2014 by Gunnar Hellekson (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

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