Get on the (Hacker) Bus.

I recently returned from the Thirteenth International Forum for Free Software (FISL) in Porto Alegre Brazil.  With an attendance of about 8,000 this year, it is the largest tech conference in South America and likely the largest free/open source conference in the world.  I was fortunate to have attended representing OSI and presented a keynoteContinue reading “Get on the (Hacker) Bus.”

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”

Government Open Source Conference DC Call for Speakers is open

The June 23, 2009 Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) DC Call for Speakers is now open! The conference will  include one day of intense GOSCON program content, exciting keynotes, lightening-round sessions, rich opportunities to network with peers.  Topics include: Open Source in the Enterprise Sustainability Policy Open Collaboration & Federal Grants Open Health IT- VerticalContinue reading “Government Open Source Conference DC Call for Speakers is open”

Open source gaining traction in U.S. government

Quantifying what the rest of us have known intuitively for some time; more than half US agencies have adopted some form of open source software, according to a Federal Open Source Alliance (FOSA) survey just released. The top rationale for not adopting open-source software was organizational reluctance to change, according to the survey. This reflectsContinue reading “Open source gaining traction in U.S. government”