Keynotes announced for LinuxCon 2009

The Linux Foundation has announced the keynotes for LinuxCon 2009. These are: Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, openSUSE Community Manager, Novell; Bdale Garbee, Open Source & Linux Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard; Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of the Ubuntu distribution and Canonical; and me With great appreciation to the LF, I did not…

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Standards leader job responsibilities

Earlier today I was asked by someone outside IBM for a job description for an organization’s standards leader. You can divide this up in several different ways, including combining everything into one person’s role, but here are some of the overall things such a leader could do. I’ve divided this…

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Andy Updegrove: “IT Policy And The Road To Open Government”

Attorney Andy Updegrove has just published his latest newsletter on the topic of “IT Policy And The Road To Open Government” within his Consortiuminfo.org website. He includes discussions on With Access and Information for All Enabling Open Government How Open Must Open Government Platforms be?

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Government and open source: Public interest

This week I’m going to pose a series of questions in the hope of driving some discussion around the use of open source in government, as well as government involvement in open source. (General warm-up question) In what ways is it in the public’s interest for a government to make…

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Government and open source: Participation

This week I’m going to pose a series of questions in the hope of driving some discussion around the use of open source in government, as well as government involvement in open source. Questions Should government employees be allowed to participate in creating open source software? What are the intellectual…

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