For those of you looking for some content highlights from the recent Government Open Source Conference, here are a few of my favorites which also stand well on their own. Key concepts for 2006: Developing collaborative communites expressly for government-centric applications; general practical knowlege and best practices for public sector IT management on the adoption of open source software in their organizatons.
- Bill Welty, State of California Air Resoures Board; One Agency’s Experience with Open Source
- Tim Vaverchak, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; The Road to Open in Massachusetts
- Andy Stein, City of Newport News; Collaboratively Evolving Ecosystems
- Larry M. Augustin; Building Open Source Communities
- Drew Ladner; OSS and Federal Gov’t: Update and Notes on Collaboration
- Brad Wheeler, Indiana University IT Services; 16M Later…A Model to Pool Investments for Directed Open Source Projects
- Bernard Golden, Navica; Making Your Organization Open Source Ready
- Jason McKerr, JanRain; Community Source Development 101
- Corey Shields, Oregon State University, Open Soure Lab; Open Source 101 for Managers
- Ward Cunningham, Eclipse; Keynote: Callisto: Large Scale Collaboration
- Stephen Walli, Descant, Inc.; Open Source Software Economics (and Licensing)
A full list of downloadable 2006 presentations can be found at the conference web site. To come next week; selected pod-cast interviews with some of our presenters.