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”

Nominations Sought for Open Source Software use in Government

GOSCON AWARDS for Open Business Use in Government Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Excellence Awards for Open Source Business Use in Government. It’s true.  After five years of operation of the Government Open Source Conference, we’re looking forward to recognizing government employees who have made significant accomplishments in the application of OpenContinue reading “Nominations Sought for Open Source Software use in Government”

Government Open Source Conference DC Call for Speakers is open

The June 23, 2009 Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) DC Call for Speakers is now open! The conference will  include one day of intense GOSCON program content, exciting keynotes, lightening-round sessions, rich opportunities to network with peers.  Topics include: Open Source in the Enterprise Sustainability Policy Open Collaboration & Federal Grants Open Health IT- VerticalContinue reading “Government Open Source Conference DC Call for Speakers is open”

Brazil Video Short: Software Livre – Free Software Initiative

Last week I posted the transcript of Marcos Vinicius Ferreira Mazoni comments addressing the International Open ICT Summit at GOSCON on the sustained government initiative in Brazil to use free open source software and open standards.  Mazoni’s encouragement to increase the dialog between countries resonated with participants in Portland and those joining by video conference,Continue reading “Brazil Video Short: Software Livre – Free Software Initiative”

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”

Brazil: Joint Development Defines Free Software & Standards

It’s Day One of GOSCON and we’re about to start our distributed discussion “Global Dialogue on the Impact of Open Source Software in Transforming Government”. Marcos Vinicius Ferreira Mazoni shared these comments on the sustained government initiative in Brazil to use open source and open standards – proprietary software not excluded.  Comments include his viewsContinue reading “Brazil: Joint Development Defines Free Software & Standards”