• 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

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Open source as a tool of cultural change

If you haven't heard of 18F, it's time to get them on your radar. In this interview, we speak with Python developer and 18F engineering director Kaitlin Devine before her talk at All Things Open in Raleigh.

U.S. report highlights positive elements of government open source adoption

Mark Bohannon calls attention to a report highlighting the positive elements of government open source adoption.

EU digital policy moves into public comment phase

Although procedural, the information gleaned from the consultation will help shape any formal legislation or other actions and regulations that the Commission deems necessary to achieve the goals of the DSM.

23 civic thought leaders to follow

A collection of some of the most influential people gathering and speaking at the Code for America Summit 2015 to follow on Twitter.

Encryption back doors: Is there more to this debate?

As the the encryption access debate heats up in the United States and abroad, Mark Bohannon weighs the consequences of revisiting the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).

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.