Federal Agency Co-Op CENDI Issues FAQ including Open Source Software

Vicki E. Allums, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will join GOSCON this week  to discuss  a document released today by CENDI, a cooperative of the major Federal science, technology and information centers.  The document titled “Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Computer Software: Issues Affecting the U.S.Continue reading “Federal Agency Co-Op CENDI Issues FAQ including Open Source Software”

Best Practices for Software Development in Government

Last winter I received a request from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Policy to come Charleston and meet with a group of innovative law enforcement execs. If you belong to the public safety community or are interested in how governments are making collaboratives work, a copy of my presentation is viewable onContinue reading “Best Practices for Software Development in Government”

Brazil Video Short: Software Livre – Free Software Initiative

Last week I posted the transcript of Marcos Vinicius Ferreira Mazoni comments addressing the International Open ICT Summit at GOSCON on the sustained government initiative in Brazil to use free open source software and open standards.  Mazoni’s encouragement to increase the dialog between countries resonated with participants in Portland and those joining by video conference,Continue reading “Brazil Video Short: Software Livre – Free Software Initiative”

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”

GOSCON/World Bank Global Webcast Scheduled

International Government Open Source Dignitaries Lead Discussion I promised to share information on the webcast when it became available.  Here it is: Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON),  Oregon State University and the World Bank’s e-Development Thematic Group invite you to join via live webcast a videoconferenced Global Dialogue between Portland, Washington DC, Moscow, Colombo, Dakar,Continue reading “GOSCON/World Bank Global Webcast Scheduled”

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”