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”

Open Source Voting : An idea of Global Importance

I just returned from Matsue, Japan, also known famously as “Ruby City” after the programming language whose inventor lives there. During my stay there I provided the keynote for a Shimane University-sponsored seminar on Open Source Software, Industry and Academic collaboration.  It was an honor to represent some of the institutions and groups in Oregon,Continue reading “Open Source Voting : An idea of Global Importance”

Open Source Voting Systems On the Way

I’ve recently been asked to join as an adviser to the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation.  In my view, this is one of the most important open source projects around for the US system of democracy.  I was deeply impressed by their open standards specification,  public trust approach and the work they’ve done thus farContinue reading “Open Source Voting Systems On the Way”