Posts Tagged: opensource

Why Open Cloud Computing Standards Are an Imperative for Government

We’re at an exciting inflection point: new converging developments in technology – the rise of mobile, social, and the cloud – are creating new opportunities for tremendous growth and value. This transformation, powered by the Internet, has created enormous opportunities and societal good, much that would not been realized without a pervasive commitment to openRead… Read more »

Government – The Ultimate Experiment in Open Source?

GitHub is the world’s largest social coding service. “Think of GitHub as Facebok but instead of sharing pictures of your kids or what you had for lunch, you share software code,” said Ben Balter. Balter is the Government Evangelist for GitHub. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that GitHub at its most basicRead… Read more »

How and Why to Bring Open Source to Your Agency – February GL Training

**Register for GovLoop Online Training – How and Why to Bring Open Source to Your Agency – February 24th at 2pm – presented by RedHat/Carahsoft** 2010 was a banner year for open source in government. The growth of Open Source for America, the rise of Drupal as an open-source content management system with implementations fromRead… Read more »

City of SF takes its master address system open source

Reposted from, by Karl Fogel We’re pleased to announce that San Francisco’s Enterprise Addressing System has now been open sourced! EAS is a web-based system for managing the city’s master database of physical addresses, tied to Assessor’s parcels and the City’s street centerline network. We posted a short screencast of EAS in action aRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Radio Hot Links – July 30, 2010

The dog days of Summer: Brian Purchia: An open source union movement Gunnar Hellekson: Who had the first government open source policy? Alex Showerman: President Obama and a Supporter’s Hollow Feeling (A Call for Online Engagement) Shira Lazar and Tim O’Reilly: What is Gov 2.0? (video) AASHTO Honors State DOT Photographers for their ‘Faces ofRead… Read more » – Open Sourcing U.S. Legal Documents

In a webinar about Gov 2.0 on Tuesday, publisher and conference convener Tim O’Reilly referred to Carl Malamud as the father of the Gov 2.0 movement. Wednesday, Malamud was in San Francisco at the Mitchell Kapor Foundation offices for the 10th in a series of 15 workshops he’s hosting around the country for his currentRead… Read more »

Should the Public Sector pay for Content Management Systems?

About 3-4 years ago I used to think that the requirements of a Local Authority or Public Sector Agencies around content management system (CMS) were pretty complex and could only really be supported by purchasing one of the many high end products out there in the market. I must stress at this point that iRead… Read more »

Join Me at Open Gov West: Our Model Works Best with 2 or more Opensocial Portals

Join me @OpenGovWest March 26, 27 2010 in Seattle, WA: OpenNASA/OpenXXX, our model works best with 2 portals: My idea for two next-gen portals: Gadgets for Govt Benefits. OpenOPM/OpenNASA: My idea for two opensocial portals: Disaster Recovery use case. OpenDHS/OpenNASA: OpenEPA v2.0 Portal: Earth Apps for “Going Green”: on SteroidsRead… Read more »

OpenNASA v2.0: An OpenSource/OpenSocial portal for the Federal Community Cloud

Here is a link to my slideshare presentation: It would be quite wonderful to partner with other Federal Agencies to build a suite of opensocial portals, i.e., OpenNASA, OpenEPA, OpenDHS, OpenNIH, etc. Come find me on GovLoop if you’re interested in seeing a demo or getting an overview of our work in progress… SeeRead… Read more »