Video: Proprietary data is digital waste: a perspective on Green IT

I always look forward to my conversations with Jan Wildeboer. Simply put, he helps me look at the world a little differently. A little more......Read more

ODF: Setting the standard for office documents in the public sector

With Document Freedom Day 2010 approaching, this is a good opportunity to consider the reasons why the public sector has increasingly opted for ODF,...Read more

Making Public Records Public: Why open formats are essential for sharing and preserving government data.

By Chander Kant, CEO Zmanda. Have you ever tried to retrieve a public record from your local, state or federal government? Despite their name, many...Read more

Liberate your documents.

An acquaintance emailed me a .docx file last week that my older word processor wouldn't open on the first try. Before you start sending me fixes, don...Read more

Open source matters to open government. Really.

"Open source and open government are not the same," I've been reading recently. When discussing the role of open standards in open government...Read more

How open source can make us a stronger society

I had the opportunity to chat with Deb Woods about Open Source for America. Take a look at what she has to say about creating a more transparent...Read more

Why Open Source and Open Standards are Essential to Combat Disastrous Global Climate Change

By Roger Burkhardt, Ingres CEO. We have to speed up energy innovation to the pace demonstrated in the growth of the Internet if we are to prevent...Read more

Sound off: What is open government?

Last month, the Obama Administration issued its Open Government Directive , that requires each US agency to publish an Open Government Plan by April...Read more