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.
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
OSCON presenters Morgan Senkal and Kathy Lee explain obstacles to government adoption of open source software.
John Allison shares why he looked to open source software when tasked with modernizing a U.S. Air Force command center.
Mel Chernoff reflects on Opensource.com's top open source in government stories for 2015.
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.
Mark Bohannon calls attention to a report highlighting the positive elements of government open source adoption.
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).
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.
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.