Open source software policy is better without open source.

Here's a fun1 experiment: take an open source policy from your agency, company, whatever, and strike out the words "open source". Bam, you now have a much more sensible and reasonable "software" policy. When the OMB and DOD declared open source software to be "commercial software," it wasn't a bureaucratic trick to legitimize open source. … Continue reading Open source software policy is better without open source.

NH HB418: Live free software or die.

Congratulations to New Hampshire, whose newly passed HB418 now requires the consideration of open source software, and promotes open data standards. This bill requires state agencies to consider open source software when acquiring software and promotes the use of open data formats by state agencies. This bill also directs the commissioner of information technology to … Continue reading NH HB418: Live free software or die.