Open standards

The role of open source in emerging economies: A Malaysian success story

2010 has been a fantastic year for open source. The progress that Malaysia has made with open source has caught the attention of governments of...Read more

Open standards policy in India: A long, but successful journey

Last week, India became another major country to join the growing, global open standards movement. After three years of intense debate and discussion...Read more

From information overload to Dark Ages 2.0?

Professionally and personally, we are an increasingly digital culture. The physical distribution channels for information, data, news, stories, and...Read more

Open standards explained

Co-author: Bascha Harris What if you woke up one day, and every file on your computer in a particular format—say all your word processing documents,...Read more

911: Can you hear me now?

For decades, first responders have dealt with a lack of interoperable communications products. The 9/11 Commission Report 1 and the Katrina Report 2...Read more

New Public Spaces 2: Practical Design Guidelines

Last post , I discussed how governments, especially state and local, should be thinking differently about the ways they engage online with the people...Read more

Planning ahead for a new breed of "public" spaces

Think about a public space. Maybe it’s a park, or a public library, but some physical space owned by government. We have different expectations about...Read more

The open source way: designed for managing complexity?

This week I finally got a chance to sit down and digest IBM's latest Global CEO Study, newly published last month and entitled Capitalizing on...Read more