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”

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.”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Source Code Policy: Open and Shared

On April 6th, 2012 the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) rolled out their brand new Source Code Policy, setting the direction for their agency to consume and contribute to open source software. As a brand new agency, CFBP is in the enviable position of creating their technology road map on a while sheet ofContinue reading “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Source Code Policy: Open and Shared”

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”