Today, while those of us deeply involved in the open source ecosystem have heard increasing discussion in Washington DC of open source’s relationship in critical supply chain concerns within the software industry, its easy to miss that the US government has historically viewed open source not only an asset for rapid innovation and flexibility, it has also been considered a cyber asset.
I’m going to GOSCON 2010 – the Government Open Source Conference – of course, and as conference chair I hope I’ll see you there too. We’re back in Portland Oregon this fall. Visit the web site for news, conference program, speaker line up, and registration. So you ask me, what’s hot this year? One thingContinue reading “The Year of Open Government: Who’s Making it So?”
Not too long ago I attended TransparencyCamp in DC and led a discussion on how to work with government. The session was intended for technologists and advocates. I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the participants was a senate staffer. After listening to much of the discussion she explained that she had worked onContinue reading “Open Source for America Unvieled at OSCON”
I’m happy to report GOSCON this year is featuring more government open source projects and implementations that ever. I’m especially excited about our Open Public Health IT track which covers the spectrum between local and international governments and vendors. GOSCON is all about building the IT ecosystem and I’m pleased to say this will beContinue reading “Public Health IT and Open Source Software | Focus at GOSCON 2008”
I’ll be writing about what I learned at our third annual Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) for weeks. Many thanks to the speakers, sponsors, and the attendees who traveled from the four corners of the world to learn and share what they’re doing. During the conference I conducted an impromptu round-table BOF with some ofContinue reading “GOSCON Post-Conference; Taiwan OSS Pjt”