Best Practices for Software Development in Government

Last winter I received a request from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Policy to come Charleston and meet with a group of innovative law enforcement execs. If you belong to the public safety community or are interested in how governments are making collaboratives work, a copy of my presentation is viewable onContinue reading “Best Practices for Software Development in Government”

I’m going to TransparencyCamp!

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 aboutContinue reading “I’m going to TransparencyCamp!”

Open Source Voting : An idea of Global Importance

I just returned from Matsue, Japan, also known famously as “Ruby City” after the programming language whose inventor lives there. During my stay there I provided the keynote for a Shimane University-sponsored seminar on Open Source Software, Industry and Academic collaboration.  It was an honor to represent some of the institutions and groups in Oregon,Continue reading “Open Source Voting : An idea of Global Importance”

Open Source Voting Systems On the Way

I’ve recently been asked to join as an adviser to the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation.  In my view, this is one of the most important open source projects around for the US system of democracy.  I was deeply impressed by their open standards specification,  public trust approach and the work they’ve done thus farContinue reading “Open Source Voting Systems On the Way”

Community Source and Goverment Applications

I’m working on following up with a number of requests for information post-GOSCON.  Always number one on my list; agencies looking to determine if/how they might jump in to using open source software development methodology to produce government-specific applications.  These applications are typically costly since the market for such is limited.  Developing the same verticalContinue reading “Community Source and Goverment Applications”

GOSCON/World Bank Global Webcast Scheduled

International Government Open Source Dignitaries Lead Discussion I promised to share information on the webcast when it became available.  Here it is: Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON),  Oregon State University and the World Bank’s e-Development Thematic Group invite you to join via live webcast a videoconferenced Global Dialogue between Portland, Washington DC, Moscow, Colombo, Dakar,Continue reading “GOSCON/World Bank Global Webcast Scheduled”