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”

DoD Releases Open Technology Development: Lessons Learned by the Military

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”

US Gov Memo Spells Out Open Source Inclusion in Federal Acquisition

First the musings: Because I’ve been involved with open source adoption in Government nearly since Al Gore invented the Internet, I get a lot of questions about what the White House is thinking about Open Source.  Joking aside, this has been present on people’s minds since the new administration took office.  For those familiar withContinue reading “US Gov Memo Spells Out Open Source Inclusion in Federal Acquisition”