From an invited presentation at the International Free Software Forum, a snapshot of a number of international economic development initiatives based on open source software, the full post includes a an embedded slide share presentation.
I recently returned from the Thirteenth International Forum for Free Software (FISL) in Porto Alegre Brazil. With an attendance of about 8,000 this year, it is the largest tech conference in South America and likely the largest free/open source conference in the world. I was fortunate to have attended representing OSI and presented a keynote … Read more
One of my favorite projects I have the good fortune to be contributing to was created by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T – the equivalent of the R&D arm of the agency). It’s called the HOST program (Homeland Open Security Technology). Joining me at the upcoming Palmetto Open Source … Read more
I spoke to the OpenGov and eParticipation Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland in late September. The event was produced by the University of Ulster with the help of a number of organizations and sponsors. I’d met faculty from the University when they came out to visit the Open Source Lab and learn more about the … Read more
Please join me on August 23 at the Washington Convention Center for our Seventh Annual GOSCON, this year collocated with Innovation Nation Forum. I’m very excited we’re partnering with MeriTalk for the event which takes this year’s burning government IT issues head-on. Our program this month includes a great lineup of all agency leadership – … Read more
I’m going to GOSCON 2010 – the Government Open Source Conference – of course, and as conference chair I hope I’ll see you there too. We’re back in Portland Oregon this fall. Visit the web site for news, conference program, speaker line up, and registration. So you ask me, what’s hot this year? One thing … Read more