open source platform for .gov websites
In a new blog post, Gartner’s Andrea Di Maio asks if it’s time to pull the plug on government websites? Di Maio cites one Japanese city’s decision to migrate its online presence to Facebook as an example of an outside-the-box approach to government web operations. One comment from ‘Carolyn’ makes a... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Aug 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
Google Health was doomed from the start. It was based on a legal fallacy and a technical one.
1 comment Posted 29 Jun 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
Seems like every couple of months, a major security breach story hits the news — and I don't mean thieves cracking into Sony's account servers; I mean the police breaking down some dissident's door in a political trouble-spot, or even companies like Apple and Google tracking everything you do... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 May 2011 by Feed
Yesterday Peter Eckersly posted at about the EFF's coming Open Wireless Movement. Here's what he had to say: If you sometimes find yourself needing an open wireless network in order to check your email from a car, a street corner, or a park, you may have noticed that they're getting... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Google Health is approaching its second birthday, and according to some, also near death. I can't help but speculate that if it is indeed shuffling off the digital coil, that its demise has something to do with a general unwillingness to hand over such sensitive information to a company that... Read more
3 comments Posted 13 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
One of the keys to a successful open source community is appropriate transparency. A community with strong values around transparency will also be likely to respect its participants privacy. Such a community will also be unlikely to have a copyright assignment benefiting a commercial party.... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Apr 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
Facebook announced this week that they will begin republishing user information in ads in a feature called "sponsored stories." They'll be using your likes and check-ins with sponsors in ads that your friends will see.
4 comments Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
What a great year on the Open*Life channel here at We had more than 150 posts covering how open source touches our lives. This is our year in review--a time to reflect on what happened over the last year and a chance to look forward to next year. I'd first like to thank all the... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, an article in the Wall Street Journal talked about the Open Data Partnership, which “will allow consumers to edit the interests, demographics and other profile information collected about them. It also will allow people to choose to not be tracked at all.” The article goes on to discuss... Read more
8 comments Posted 10 Dec 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Yesterday I got a few emails from Facebook that informed me of things like when my anniversary is. That's when I found out my husband was using the new Facebook profile. This morning it told me that about 10% of my friends have already switched over.
1 comment Posted 7 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed