Oregon’s Health Record Bank Project

I have not been tracking  Oregon’s Health Record Bank (HRB) project closely the last several months after it slowed progress, but current documents are now available for this project.  Oregon’s Department of Human Services Office of Medical Assistance Program (DHS OMAP) was granted $5.5mm as transformational technology in 2007.  Open source technology and Oregon’s localContinue reading “Oregon’s Health Record Bank Project”

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”

Census Says: Governments are Biggest Users of Open Source Software

Objective data, benchmarks and other numeric tangibles have been difficult to come by when discussing the update of open source software in Government.  Much analysis remains the domain of corporate-sponsored reports, so its always interesting to see published indicators.  I talk to agencies – in the US and abroad – every day that use openContinue reading “Census Says: Governments are Biggest Users of Open Source Software”