Found this info-graphic interesting. An English translation of the narrative can be found at this link. (See full post for full image courtesy of infografik.) 10 Years of Open Source infographic by infografik.
On April 6th, 2012 the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) rolled out their brand new Source Code Policy, setting the direction for their agency to consume and contribute to open source software. As a brand new agency, CFBP is in the enviable position of creating their technology road map on a while sheet of … 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
Yesterday the White House Office of New Media announced it had migrated its legacy system for whitehouse.gov to Drupal. Let’s be clear that this constitutes a change in plumbing – important plumbing – and not policy – but is a significant and of course highly visible sign that open source software has gone main stream. … Read more
I ‘m excited about speaking at O’Reilly’s OSCON next week, and I’ll be joined by fantastic panelists. My session is 4:30pm Wednesday, July 22. Bureaucrats, Technocrats and Policy Cats: How the Government is turning to Open Source, and Why. Deborah Bryant (OSU Open Source Lab), Bjorn Freeman-Benson (DemocracyLab), Greg Lund-Chaix (Oregon State University Open Source … Read more
I’m lucky! and get to attend TransparancyCamp in Washington D.C. this weekend, February 28 – March 1. Styled after BarCamp, this event filled up in no time. Take a look at who will be there (independant developers, NGOs and government folks too) and you’ll quickly see why I’m excited about participating. This un-conference is about … Read more