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U.S. government seeks reduced use of custom software, releases new policy to 'free the code'

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...Read more

CTO Park: Doing business with the Federal government should be EZ

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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...Read more

One year later, delivering on the commitments of the open government partnership

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September 20th marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the release of the U.S. National...Read more

Government petitioned to "free the code"

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Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal government should share government-developed...Read more

Should all taxpayer-funded software developed for governments be licensed as open source by default?

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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 reasons they say the government should mandate open sourcing of custom federal software are:Read more

Community Spotlight: Andrew Krzmarzick, enabling open source and empowering citizens in government

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As the Community Manager of GovLoop —a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals—Andrew Krzmarzick...Read more