Open Source: A platform for government innovation.

Here's my presentation from the Alfresco Content.gov conference. They were good enough to let me ramble for 45 minutes on why open platforms are just as important as open content. Not sure if the full meaning of the talk is apparent from the slides, but I'll leave this here, just in case. You can download … Continue reading Open Source: A platform for government innovation.

The Navy’s Standardization Problem

Using open source software, the US Navy was able to standardize the shipboard systems on its new destroyers, reducing the complexity of the ship's systems and their reliance on proprietary real-time software. Wall Street now uses this same technology to execute orders predictably, without relying on vendor-specific hardware and software. Every ship in the Navy … Continue reading The Navy’s Standardization Problem