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[News] White House Staff Starts Talking About Free Software Publicly

  • Subject: [News] White House Staff Starts Talking About Free Software Publicly
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 23:39:58 +0100
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White House Director of New Media speaks about Open Source

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| I'm participating at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington DC this 
| week, and it is amazing to see the people that the O'Reilly conference team 
| has brought together, both in terms of speakers and participants. In the 
| afternoon, WAMU radio host Kojo Nnamdi interviewed Macon Phillips, the 
| White House Director of New Media, revealing that both had a handle on the 
| technologies reshaping American politics and concepts of American civic 
| actions.



The White House Sends an Invitation: PCAST Meeting Aug. 6 and 7

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| PCAST is a group of scientists and engineers who advise the President and the
| Office of the President, providing policy recommendations. The purpose of the
| meeting is to set priorities for the coming year.
| I know many of you are stakeholders, CEOs and executives of companies and
| leaders and contributors to software projects, but you don't have to be: the
| general public can contribute also. I'd so dearly love to go and speak about
| FOSS, but I don't feel it would be wise, due to the death threat situation,
| but you can go and represent yourself. And it will be streamed. There is even
| an opportunity to send written comments at any time. I'll give you the
| details in a moment, but if you've ever complained that the government is
| clueless about tech and FOSS, this is your opportunity to contribute in a
| positive way.


Chinese hack into White House network

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| Chinese hackers have penetrated the White House computer network on multiple
| occasions, and obtained e-mails between government officials, a senior US
| official told the Financial Times.



Expert: White House Negligent on E-Mail

,----[ Quote ]
| The White House e-mail troubles began in 2002 with a decision to upgrade
| electronic message capabilities and move from Lotus Notes to Microsoft
| Exchange.
| Prior to launching Microsoft Exchange for e-mail, there should have been
| full-scale testing of an archiving system, e-mail experts said. In addition,
| both the existing archiving system and a new one should have run at the same
| time until the new system was fully proven.

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