This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about turning people into products, patches into pounds and pence, protecting poultry, priorities, primary patchers on projects, and PDFs into poison.
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.
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
“The days of proprietary technology must come to an end. We will no longer accept systems that couple hardware, software and data.” – Vice Admiral Mark Edwards, US Navy, 6 March 2008 Edwards spoke on the importance of open systems to ensure interoperability, and even went so far as to suggest that the Navy was … Continue reading Vice Admiral Mark Edwards on Open Standards