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.
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”
Found this info-graphic interesting. An English translation of the narrative can be found at this link. (See full post for full image courtesy of infografik.) 10 Years of Open Source infographic by infografik.
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”
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.
It’s been about five years since the DoD-commissioned Open Technology Development Road Map was published, considered the definitive primer for smart government agencies and their personnel diving in to Open Source development, acquisition and operational policy-making. The next anxiously-awaited (well, not anxious but very much looked-forward to) installment – entitled “Open Technology Development: Lessons LearnedContinue reading “DoD Releases Open Technology Development: Lessons Learned by the Military”