There were a bunch of announcements at the Red Hat Government Symposium this week, and I wanted to make sure we had them all in once place.
This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about NYC Checkbook, passwords, FSF getting silly, open source dying, killing patent trolls with fire, RHEL6 STIGs, Rasberry Pi, and next week’s Red Hat Summit.
Dave and Gunnar talk about two-factor, open source health, homomorphism, OpenStack security, and why Dave needs to send flowers to Red Hat Support
If you want something done, don’t tell me it’s important to you. Show me. I will spend hours and hours answering your programming questions on the mailing list, or looking over your code, but I’m not going to spend 20 minutes on a feature or plugin if I don’t need it.
If I ever had any questions about how the government can use or demand software with open source licenses, the answer is …
Almost ten years ago, we made this: And we just released this: What they share, and what’s different, tells you everything you …
Dave and Gunnar talk about the Air Force, sequestration, why the CIA is worried about education, and why TSA Pre-check is the greatest thing for air travel since e-ticketing.
“Before enactment of this requirement for data exchange standardization, the Department had been a proponent of and strong advocate for the use of open source technologies and data exchange standards in the development of IT systems…”
I really don’t like making predictions, and I really really don’t like skeumorphic interfaces. That means you’ll really enjoy this article in Modern Governing magazine.
The Department of Defense has a much longer and more comprehensive FAQ on this same subject. Can the government use open source? …
A non-technical colleague of mine wanted to learn more about the IT industry and open source. He asked for some reading suggestions, and here it is. It’s heavy on open source, as you might expect.
Here’s a fun1 experiment: take an open source policy from your agency, company, whatever, and strike out the words “open source”. Bam, …
Apparently, Shake it Up, a Disney kid’s show, has an over-the-top stereotype nerd dispensing computer security advice:
Some very, very sound (and super-quotable!) advice for anyone interested in starting an open source project.
Thereâs a disturbing trend in public-interest apps: Theyâre released for free, but without clear open source licensing or access to source code.
I think itâs not that the developers donât want the apps to be open sourceÂ âÂ they just donât think of doing it (and perhaps donât understand, or donât know from personal experience, how great the possibilities would be if they did it).
[This is a writeup I did as a companion to the History of Open Source in Government Timeline. Karl Fogel and I …