open standards

Is the future open? Ask a fourteen-year-old.

In a NY Times op-ed , David Hajdu posits that the spate of notable musicians all of the same age (turning 70 this year) is attributable to their...Read more

Liquid data and the health information economy: Is 2011 finally the year?

What a difference three years makes. It seems quaint now that in the 2008 NEJM there were concerns raised about the flow of health information onto...Read more

Open standards and a smart energy grid: Interview with Green Energy Corp

Green Energy Corp creates software and services for communications and energy companies. They're working towards an open source smart grid solution...Read more

Open source and the 'Cloud'

As policy discussions on the 'Cloud' unfold in Washington, Brussels and around the world, last week's Red Hat Summit in Boston, where more than 2,500...Read more

The IT Reform Agenda: 'Cloud-first' and mainstreaming of open source

I attended the latest briefing at the White House complex, where Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Performance Officer Jeff Zients, and other...Read more

Let's think (and be) bigger about open source and government procurement

Last time I covered two reports assessing a potential move by The Netherlands government toward the use of more open source software. The commonality...Read more

Open standards: The sentinel principle

The idea of standards stretches back many years. While competition is good, competition around basic attributes of products in mature markets can...Read more

Document Freedom Day: UK releases Government ICT Strategy in .odt

Wow! What a great Document Freedom Day! Today, the United Kingdom's CabinetOffice released is official Government ICT Strategy – not only in .pdf and...Read more