David Milch on the Hayes Code, the laconic cowboy, the anarchy of the American West, the celebrity of Wild Bill Hickock, and the importance of sacrament to community. Watch it immediately. Also: everyone should watch Deadwood. All the time.
Dave and Gunnar talk about two-factor, open source health, homomorphism, OpenStack security, and why Dave needs to send flowers to Red Hat Support
Some very, very sound (and super-quotable!) advice for anyone interested in starting an open source project. http://www.slideshare.net/bcantrill/corporate-open-source-antipatterns
Embracing the open source approach, though, and using it to encourage sharing between agencies, departments, other governments, and the general public is the purest expression of the goals of the Shared First policy. Open source excels at the Shared First Design Goals, including visibility, commoditization, reusability, extensibility, and standardization, and we believe it should be … Continue reading Open Source for America responds to the draft “Shared First” policy
So I signed a petition at We the People about making government archives available digitally. I like the work that Carl Malamud and Yes We Scan are doing, so why not, right? I thought we'd get some kind of perfunctory "Thanks for writing, we're glad for the feedback, etc." response and that'd be the end … Continue reading What government engagement looks like
Chan said he believes in open technology approaches – including re-using solutions developed by other states – whenever feasible to avoid unnecessary expenses. The strategy was cemented by the success of myBenefits.ny.gov, a 2008 portal he helped develop as CIO of the state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. In building the site, his office … Continue reading New York CIO Dr. Daniel Chan
Over the last couple years, many of us involved with open source in government have had discussions about what it means for citizen coders to become involved in state, local and federal efforts. There are all kinds of legal, ethical, and logistics questions that haven't been answered. Everyone seems to be solving them individually, but … Continue reading Citizen and government collaboration: let’s work it out.