The Government has revised its '009 Open Source guidelines and will now require suppliers to show they have considered open source or face disqualification from bidding more ...
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Open source software is everywhere, it seems—and increasingly, in our government. This article outlines some of the advantages that open source software presents for governments worldwide, as well as some examples. Transparency To Trust Many people are distrustful of the government in this da...
Beyond expressing a preference, does anything else need to be done to make sure that governments that say they are going "open source" really do so?" Quotas -- dictating specific percentages of open source usage -- seem an obvious answer, but in countries that have tried them, open source has not ...
This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NCJason Hibbets wears many hats. One is redhe's a project manager for the open source leader, Red Hat. And, the rest are for newly defined roles in open sourceincluding local government open source advocate and contributor.
The 451 Group covers GOSCON, the Government Open Source Conference: "Yet, based on my conversations and interactions at GOSCON and others in the public IT sector, there are still many government users that are ready and willing to use open source software, but need more commercial assurance behind it."
Sunlight Labs has announced the winners of its Apps For America 2 contest, a competition to create open source applications building on the US government's new "open data" initiative to "provide easy access and understanding for the public, while also showing how open data can save the government tens of millions of dollars by engaging the development community."
Two hundred Romanians have signed a petition urging Gabriel Sandu, the Minister for Communications and Information Society, to support open source software on e-government projects. They also ask him to use open standards and to make government data public electronically.
The petition was organised by APTI, a Romanian Association for Technology and Internet. It was organised [...]
Virtualization kingpin VMware (NYSE: VMW) last week signed on as a Platinum member to the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI), a nonprofit organization whose members include corporate, government, academic and open source development community supporters.
Today, transparency is a critical aspect in all areas of government. With Internet access, citizens are looking for more information about what is going on in their cities and are looking for more ways to hold their government representatives accountable.