Government

Open source technologies, communities, and methodologies are playing an increasingly important role in international governments and policy-making.

A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'

A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'
A draft Federal Sourcing Policy announced by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) drives U.S. government (USG) procurement and IT policy.Read more

Storming the government castle

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.Read more

How Georgia prioritizes enhancements for its Drupal 7 platform

Tips for prioritizing Drupal enhancements
Kendra Skeene shares how her team decides which Drupal development projects to pursue.Read more

NY bill would provide tax credit for open source contributors

NY bill would provide tax credit for open source contributors
The bill would provide a tax credit of 20% of "expenses associated with the development of open source and free software."Read more

Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

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.Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Government

Mel Chernoff reflects on Opensource.com's top open source in government stories for 2015.Read more

Open source as a tool of cultural change

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...Read more

U.S. report highlights positive elements of government open source adoption

Mark Bohannon calls attention to a report highlighting the positive elements of government open source adoption.Read more