Yes indeed have. Been discussed on the MIL-OSS list. My favorite re-quote from someone at DoD working on OSS policies for years;
First they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
Why fight free software? Look at their company evaluation; they are far from thriving in a post-Sun acquisition world. It is true there is no such…[Read more]
If you’re a U.S. State or Local technology professional with experience in open source software for your organization (and I’m guessing that would be a number of us on this list), your participation is being sought for a national study.
The interviews will be used to develop and publish a Best Practices and Lessons Learned report for state and…[Read more]
Hi David, thanks for creating this group (and sorry for being so slow to accept your kind invitation!).
How do you begin getting your arms around starting a conversation in this space with government? What’s your point of entry?
You’ve tackled so many complex topics over the year, I’m interested in seeing how you may approach this one.
Looking for the wisdom of the crowds; plans are underway for Spring 2014 government open source non-profit conference focused on US state and local government, and we’re searching for the ideal open-source-friendly US city to host.
Can you help? We’ve created an RSSh feed (that’s a Really Simple Spreadsheet) to help capture a list of potential…[Read more]
But wait, there’s more!
Here’s the short story: DC Metro Open Source Community Summit. May 10th, free to gov, $20 bucks for everyone else, another official OSI non-profit event; come meet up with your community and the OSI board.
check out the event:
DC Open Source Community Summit
take the DC Metro Community Survey…[Read more]
If you’re in the DC metro area (or within striking distance) and could benefit access to some outstanding open source licensing expertise from OSI and federal legal and contracting experts, or please consider this your invitation to join us for the OSI Open Source License Clinic on May 6. I’m on the board of directors and have organized the…[Read more]
I’m posting from my volunteer hat as a board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The OSI Board will meet in Washington D.C. during the week of May 6, 2013.The OSI board, which meets in person at least twice per annum, was unanimous in their interest to select D.C. as the location for the Spring 2013 meeting not only as a central location…[Read more]
Hi John – I’ll see you at MIL-OSS next week!
For anyone who wants to attend the Open Cyberscurity Summit which follows MIL-OSS next Thursday, I’ve been given the word that the summit nearly booked – less than ten open seats – so if you haven’t signed up yet and want to go, today’s the day.
Program and Registration
Keynote Speaker for DHS Open Cybersecurity Summit Oct 18 in DC
Stewart A. Baker, former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security, will provide the keynote address. Baker is a recognized expert in government policy, law enforcement and international cybersecurity matters. In addition to his service at DHS, he served as…[Read more]
Call for Papers and registration is open for the first Annual Open Cybersecurity Summit in D.C.
Call for Papers submission forms (open until September 20th) and other details are available on the Summit website. Attendance is free but limited and requires advance registration. The Summit is sponsored by DHS S&T Cyber Security Division and…[Read more]
Hi all, Call for Papers / Speakers is open for the first Annual
Open Cybersecurity Summit in D.C.
Call for Papers applications (open until September 20th) and other details are available on the Summit website. Attendance is free, attendance is limited and requires advance registration. The summit is sponsored by DHS S&T Cyber Security Division…[Read more]
Deborah Bryant replied to the topic Nominations open for the O’Reilly Open Source Awards 2012 in the forum Open Source Software in Government 7 years, 1 month ago
As far as I can tell, I was the first person to receive this award that was affiliated with open source community work in government – something that OSCON became interested in just a few years ago. Would love to see someone else in our community nominated (but I’m judging this year so don’t know that I can put anyone’s name up….)
Hi Amy, thanks for posting the webinar info. For some reason, the link you sent (at least for me) shows the info but doesn’t present the registration form, but the one emailed out earlier today. It may just be me, but in case anyone else needs it – here it is. registration for OSS webinar June 7
This is going to be a great webinar. Speakers…[Read more]
On Drupal being the choice for government (add in the U.S. chiefly) it should be noted that Drupal was created by its founders simultaneously with Acquia, a commercial concern, an aggressive well-oiled marketing machine with cross hairs on the government market. (+ they’ve fostered an extensive community, just drop in on DrupalCon D.C. next time…[Read more]
A number of us in this group are headed to Columbia S.C. to POSSCON. I’ve blogged about it here. Event is March 28-29. If you’re in the region I highly recommend you attend this open source event, its a good mix of industry, government, education and tech community attendees and program content. I’ve spoken there several times on government use…[Read more]
Great question Mark, a number of us have been debating this issue for a while now, including our forum sponsor John Scott.
I’ve opend a discussion thread to move this off the comment wall.
Government Open Source Code Repositories
Moving the discussion thread on currently on the comment wall for the group to a Discussion Forum (see posts of week of January 9, 2012)
Key points in our discussion thus far:
- We’re excited NASA is making progress on their open source initiatives http://code.nasa.gov
- It’s important to understand the licensing terms before one assumes you can push…
Hi Gabriel and Megan, great discussion, can we move this to a discussion forum? I’m very interested in government code repositories and oss licensing strategies and I think the thread is valuable to others too.
FYI here’s the license info on Life Ray’s public web site too http://www.liferay.com/downloads/liferay-portal/license
Well that’s not very open of them 😉
I see creative commons used extensively for other forms of IP (writing, photography – actually use it myself for all my work-related photography) but where software code is concerned I mostly see OSI approved licenses which is considered an industry best practice (you’re likely familiar since NASA has their…[Read more]
Thanks for the additional info Megan.
FYI I can’t get to the license via that link, apparently it requires a log-in “You do not have the roles required to access this portlet.”
I can google around and find it in a public space, I’m sure it’s out there.
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