Happy Tenth Anniversary OSL

This evening Oregon State University Open Source Lab gathered staff, students and friends to celebrate their tenth anniversary.  Was great to see the crew, and exciting to hear about their direction for the next decade.  Their quiet and critical support of community open source projects continues.  Drop in on their web site, and if you’reContinue reading “Happy Tenth Anniversary OSL”

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”

Government Open Source Conference D.C. Program set for August 23

Please join me on August 23 at the Washington Convention Center for our Seventh Annual GOSCON, this year collocated with Innovation Nation Forum.  I’m very excited we’re partnering with MeriTalk for the event which takes this year’s burning government IT issues head-on. Our program this month includes a great lineup of all agency leadership –Continue reading “Government Open Source Conference D.C. Program set for August 23”

Whitehouse.gov Migrates to Open Source Drupal

Yesterday the White House Office of New Media announced it had migrated its legacy system for whitehouse.gov to Drupal.  Let’s be clear that this constitutes a change in plumbing – important plumbing – and not policy – but is a significant and of course highly visible sign that open source software has gone main stream.Continue reading “Whitehouse.gov Migrates to Open Source Drupal”

At OSCON: Why the Government is Turning to Open Source

I ‘m excited about speaking at O’Reilly’s OSCON next week, and I’ll be joined by fantastic panelists. My session is 4:30pm Wednesday, July 22. Bureaucrats, Technocrats and Policy Cats: How the Government is turning to Open Source, and Why. Deborah Bryant (OSU Open Source Lab), Bjorn Freeman-Benson (DemocracyLab), Greg Lund-Chaix (Oregon State University Open SourceContinue reading “At OSCON: Why the Government is Turning to Open Source”