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”

Matsue “Ruby City” Journey

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348 Matsue City is a beautiful and remote city located in the Shimane Prefecture of Japan. The region has drawn national recognition for the Matsue “Ruby City” project, a highly innovative initiative to promote open source software through a collaborative partnership created by local industry, academia and government. I was very fortunate to have beenContinue reading “Matsue “Ruby City” Journey”

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”

The World Joins the Government Open Source Conference

I’ve been talking with some colleagues over the past few months about putting together a group of folks from Washington, D.C. at the World Bank offices there for a joint session during our first ever International Open ICT Summit.  I’d met Samia Melhem when we spoke on a panel together at a Gartner Summit aContinue reading “The World Joins the Government Open Source Conference”

City of Newport News back in it again with Open eGov

Open eGov Wins a second award, returns to GOSCON to tell story and share software One of government’s biggest champions of the enthusiastic yet reasoned use of open source software is Andy Stein, IT director, City of Newport News Virginia. Last year he and his team won a prestigious award for the Plone CMS basedContinue reading “City of Newport News back in it again with Open eGov”