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U.S. government seeks reduced use of custom software, releases new policy to 'free the code'
The release by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the U.S. Federal Source Code Policy on August 8th achieves the goal laid out in the Obama administration's Second Open Government National Action Plan for improved access to custom software code developed for the federal government.
1 comment Posted 13 Aug 2016 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Creating affordable solutions for small government groups with open source tools
Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source leverages the minds of many. Small web solution providers, in particular, often turn to open source as a way to deliver services without having to reinvent the wheel. I recently found out about Digital... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Aug 2016 by Phil Shapiro Feed
OSCON 2016 interview with Morgan Senkal and Kathy Lee
OSCON presenters Morgan Senkal and Kathy Lee explain obstacles to government adoption of open source software.
0 comments Posted 12 Apr 2016 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Why I fought for open source in the Air Force
John Allison shares why he looked to open source software when tasked with modernizing a U.S. Air Force command center.
8 comments Posted 8 Feb 2016 by John Allison Feed
Mel Chernoff reflects on Opensource.com's top open source in government stories for 2015.
0 comments Posted 24 Dec 2015 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Open data
If you haven't heard of 18F, it's time to get them on your radar. In this interview, we speak with Python developer and 18F engineering director Kaitlin Devine before her talk at All Things Open in Raleigh.
2 comments Posted 12 Oct 2015 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Mark Bohannon calls attention to a report highlighting the positive elements of government open source adoption.
0 comments Posted 9 Oct 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
As the the encryption access debate heats up in the United States and abroad, Mark Bohannon weighs the consequences of revisiting the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).
0 comments Posted 25 Sep 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Earlier this year, Croatian political party ORaH published a new policy that relies heavily on open source solutions, addresses the dangers off vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way.
0 comments Posted 28 Aug 2015 by Josip Almasi Feed
Indian flag with text: open source
The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement.
5 comments Posted 6 Aug 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed

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