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  • OSFA Awards! May 30, 2014Congrats to our latest OSFA Award winners who have demonstrated their great commitment to use of open source by the federal government. Organizational winners are: Office of the Federal Register for ...
  • What’s Ahead for Open Source in Government? Sep 25, 2013Mark Bohannon from Red Hat predicts government trends in open source for 2013
  • 22 Years Ago Torvalds Sent the Email That Started Linux Aug 25, 2013What started as an idea for an interesting project 22 years ago was kicked off by a single email from Linus Torvalds – https://www.linux.com/news/software/linux-kernel/734956-linuss-famous-email

Government Open Source News
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Tools to help the government help the people

A story of working in government and the apps coming out of Code for America. Reposted via Creative Commons.


Government Evangelist at GitHub on US open technologies

Ben Balter is a Government Evangelist at GitHub, and he will be talking about Software Development as a Civic Service at next week's All Things Open conference. In this interview, he answered a few questions for us about what the US government is doing right (and wrong) in terms of open technologies and policies.


Where new European Commission leaders stand on open source

As Neelie Kroes leaves the office of the European Commission's VP of the Digital Agenda, we take a look the new, incoming leadership and ask where they stand on open source software and open standards.


7 local governments announced to build with Code for America

Code for America announces seven local government partners for 2015 Fellowship Program.


The changing tide of open government and open data

A report back from Code for America Summit 2014 this year -- what's the same, what's changed, and what's more serious.


The Benefit of Open Source

The Open Source model harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency to create high-quality, secure and easily integrated software at an accelerated pace and lower cost.

Primary benefits of open source software are choice, reliability, low-cost, security and faster deployment.