policy

Why some governments are struggling with open source implementation

Tug of war
Observing the open source public policy landscape over the past several months, one couldn’t be blamed for feeling optimistic. Government after...Read more

Open source software policy is better without open source

free your software policy
Here’s a fun experiment (if, like me, you’re a huge nerd): take an open source policy from your agency, company, whatever, and strike out the words "...Read more

Open data done well is a catalyst for change

Open data
In March 2012 I reported in a post entitled “ Open by design ” a paper by Harlan Yu and David Robinson entitled “ The New Ambiguity of Open...Read more

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data
A few weeks ago Colin Hansen - a politician in the governing party in British Columbia (BC) - penned an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun entitled Unlocking...Read more

World Bank announces open access policy

World Bank announces open access policy
World Bank stakes leadership position by announcing open access policy and launching open knowledge repository under Creative Commons. The World Bank...Read more

How Consumer Finance made open source both a policy and a mission

How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made open source both a policy and
For the first time a U.S. Federal Agency, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has come out with a policy that clearly delineates how...Read more

Cable Green, director of learning at Creative Commons, on the obviousness of open policies

Cable Green, director of learning at Creative Commons, gave the final morning's opening keynote at the 2011 Open Education Conference on the seeming...Read more

Open source is illegal?

Open source is illegal?
Really? Sadly, this isn't merely a provocative title, but rather is a real issue in some countries. The Slovak Republic is one of the few countries...Read more