Call for Participation: State and Local Government Study on Open Source Adoption

If you’re a U.S. State or Local technology professional with experience in open source software for your organization, your participation is being sought for a national study. The interviews will be used to develop and publish a Best Practices and Lessons Learned report for state and local government. The analysis will also help inform FederalContinue reading “Call for Participation: State and Local Government Study on Open Source Adoption”

Get on the (Hacker) Bus.

I recently returned from the Thirteenth International Forum for Free Software (FISL) in Porto Alegre Brazil.  With an attendance of about 8,000 this year, it is the largest tech conference in South America and likely the largest free/open source conference in the world.  I was fortunate to have attended representing OSI and presented a keynoteContinue reading “Get on the (Hacker) Bus.”

Coming up: Open Source & Cybersecurity at POSSCON March 28-29, 2012

One of my favorite projects I have the good fortune to be contributing to was created by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T – the equivalent of the R&D arm of the agency).  It’s called the HOST program (Homeland Open Security Technology). Joining me at the upcoming Palmetto Open SourceContinue reading “Coming up: Open Source & Cybersecurity at POSSCON March 28-29, 2012”

Open Government and eParticipation in the EU

I spoke to the OpenGov and eParticipation Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland in late September.  The event was produced by the University of Ulster with the help of a number of organizations and sponsors.  I’d met faculty from the University when they came out to visit the Open Source Lab and learn more about theContinue reading “Open Government and eParticipation in the EU”

Government Open Source Conference D.C. Program set for August 23

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 –Continue reading “Government Open Source Conference D.C. Program set for August 23”