Today, while those of us deeply involved in the open source ecosystem have heard increasing discussion in Washington DC of open source’s relationship in critical supply chain concerns within the software industry, its easy to miss that the US government has historically viewed open source not only an asset for rapid innovation and flexibility, it has also been considered a cyber asset.
Category Archives: National Government
Leaning into Public Policy for the Open Source Initiative
I’m pleased to share the news that I’ve accepted a role as US Policy Director for the Open Source Initiative (OSI). A bit of back story – up to the 2019 Pandemic, the OSI’s board of directors had for many years met twice yearly in person. In 2012 I floated the idea of creating anContinue reading “Leaning into Public Policy for the Open Source Initiative”
NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA) license: Good Start
From time to time I give talks, often to government folks or folks that do business with government, about open source licenses and building communities across industry boundaries. A number of years ago NASA blazed new trails for the US federal government when they submitted their custom open source license and was successful in havingContinue reading “NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA) license: Good Start”
Proceedings: Open Cybersecurity Summit 2012
Last fall the Bryant Group led the production of the first annual Open Cybersecurity Summit. The event was underwritten by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Division (DHS S&T), Cybersecurity Division and delivered by Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Homeland Open Security Technology program (HOST). The HOST program was created to explore,Continue reading “Proceedings: Open Cybersecurity Summit 2012”
Open Source and Economic Development
From an invited presentation at the International Free Software Forum, a snapshot of a number of international economic development initiatives based on open source software, the full post includes a an embedded slide share presentation.
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.”