Schedule: Government sessions

Open source is making a difference in government, from federal to local levels. Hear how transparency is improved, costs are lowered and citizen involvement is increased from city, state and federal projects.

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Noel Hidalgo (World Economic Forum), Nathanial Freitas (New York State Senate)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
It is not enough anymore for legislatures to release their data on a "website". Bills must be made available in a form that is easily indexed, searched, shared, blogged, discussed and tweeted. Bills must be well-formed, multi-format AND permalinked. Bills must becomes as blogs are - dynamic components of an online ecosystem. Read more.
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Location: D138
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Bryan Sivak (Government of the District of Columbia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
If there was ever an opportunity to freely share software, it is among local governments. Come learn explore the opportunity to contribute to an ecosystem around open source civic software and the chance to code the next chapter of American history. Read more.
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Location: D138
Dave Geller (City and County of San Francisco)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
In this session members of the Emerging Technologies group for the City and County of San Francisco will discuss open government and open source initiatives enacted in 2009/2010. Read more.
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Paul McCullough (City and County of San Francisco)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
San Francisco's Street Address Management System is used by numerous agencies to edit and report on the city's geospatial street addresses. The application helps the city reduce duplicate data maintenance work, improves the accuracy, consistency, and quality of the data - and should lower the cost of delivering services to citizens. Read more.
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Location: D138
Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), Joseph Hall (Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University), Gregory Miller (Open Source Digital Voting Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
The Open Source Digital Voting Foundation is a three-year old non-profit foundation supporting a full time effort called the TrustTheVote Project. Learn about this imperative effort to create publicly owned, accurate, transparent, trustworthy, and secure voting systems using open source methods and a growing stakeholder community of elections officials and domain experts nationwide. Read more.
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Kirrily Robert (Freebase.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
What do open data and open source software have in common? User rights, licensing, transparency, community, world-changing... open data shares a lot with the open source movement, but it has new challenges too. Come learn how open data and open source work together, and how the open data community is learning from open source's history and experience. Read more.
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Guy Martin (CollabNet), Aaron Lippold (Forge.mil)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
In this session, gain insight into the progress of Forge.mil, the DoD’s groundbreaking open source-style collaborative software development environment that has garnered over 4,000 members and 170 projects in the last year and a half. Learn from first-hand experience how open source principles are transforming the way the DoD develops software. Read more.
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Location: D138
Tags: copyright, arts
Karl Fogel (Open Tech Strategies, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
In 2009, QuestionCopyright.org helped filmmaker Nina Paley release her award-winning feature film "Sita Sings the Blues" under a free license & an open source economic model. The film is now an audience hit, and the free license has resulted in more money for Paley than any traditional distributor could offer. This talk is an in-depth look at how open source is not just for software anymore. Read more.
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Location: D138
Tags: government
Joel Ebrahimi (Bivio Networks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
The reality of cyber attacks seems to be at odds with government efforts to promote more openness and transparency, but the fact remains that federal agencies ranging from the NSA to DISA still must take proactive steps to ensure that authorized users have access to authorized information at the authorized time. Read more.
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Location: D138
Don Thibeau (OpenID Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Citizen involvement via online interactions requires trust: trust by citizens that their identity data is protected by government websites, and trust by government websites that private data is accessed only by the citizen. This talk describes the Open Identity Framework created to meet government certification requirements while meeting the privacy requirements of citizens and private industry. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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