Tag Archives: DOD

Enabling Open Choice in Germany

It’s illegal for public entities in Germany to take full advantage of open source software… at least until a (well-intentioned) law is revised. With technology moving faster than legal systems, [...]





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Talend Trade Agreements Act Ruling: A Major Step Forward on FOSS for US Government

Talend, a licensor of open source enterprise software, has recently received a ruling from the U.S. Customs Service corroborating that its software complies with the Trade Agreements Act 0f 1979 [...]





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The Weekly Wrap Up

After the destruction done to the U.S. Atlantic coast by Hurricane Sandy, open data and croudsourcing are helping to provide disaster relief. The hurricane (now being referred to as “Frankenstorm”) [...]





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OSEHRA Making Strides: A Review of the Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop

Last week I was fortunate to both attend and present at OSEHRA’s first annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop . There were some great presentations on the status of OSEHRA [...]





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The Weekly Wrap Up

The use of open source software in governments was a popular topic of conversation for bloggers and tech journalists this week. With recent events like the Red Hat Government Symposium, [...]





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Open Source – What’s Trending Now

What do Bosch, NYSE Technologies and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have in common? Not only are they all key examples of current and influential open source trends, they’re also [...]





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In DC, Open Source is Just Software… and That’s Good

It was a great pleasure to be involved in organizing last week’s Open Source Industry Day, sponsored by the NSA. In the spirit of the day, I’ve been sworn to [...]





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Open Security…Not an Oxymoron

Last week’s Defense Daily Cyber-Security Summit in Washington drew participants from industry and government agencies including the intelligence community (I could tell you, but…), NRC, TSA and the DoD. The [...]





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US Army Comes to the Defense of Apache

In my posting about a DoD meeting I attended concerning open source acquisition, I mention “discussion about a couple of ‘corner cases’ where certain licenses had clauses, which could conflict [...]





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DoD thinks that open source is the Bomb!

The U.S. federal government is not always the zippiest, most progressive organization in the world. With that backdrop, it is impressive to see the push being made to remove barriers [...]





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