The Year of Open Government: Who’s Making it So?

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 thingContinue reading “The Year of Open Government: Who’s Making it So?”

Open Source and the NextGen Health Care IT Community

As Featured on GovLoop I spend a fair amount of time at Open Source conferences. I arrive with a government bias plus some of the great ideas that open source enables like transparency and open government. Although most panels/sessions/talks/round tables will eventually get around to the idea of education and work force training, I rarelyContinue reading “Open Source and the NextGen Health Care IT Community”

Open Source Lab Inside Story at OSBC March 18th

My executive hero and Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSU OSL) visionary Curt Pederson will be doing a talk about the OSL at this week’s Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.  If you’re going to be at OSBC drop by and thank Curt for his critical role in making the case for theContinue reading “Open Source Lab Inside Story at OSBC March 18th”

Federal Agency Co-Op CENDI Issues FAQ including Open Source Software

Vicki E. Allums, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will join GOSCON this week  to discuss  a document released today by CENDI, a cooperative of the major Federal science, technology and information centers.  The document titled “Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Computer Software: Issues Affecting the U.S.Continue reading “Federal Agency Co-Op CENDI Issues FAQ including Open Source Software”

Whitehouse.gov Migrates to Open Source Drupal

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.Continue reading “Whitehouse.gov Migrates to Open Source Drupal”