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[News] US Government Increasingly Adopts Transparency and Free Software

  • Subject: [News] US Government Increasingly Adopts Transparency and Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:54:23 +0000
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Obama Promotes New Open Government Initiative

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| U.S. government agencies must publish their 
| information online in "open formats," under 
| a new open government plan released by U.S. 
| President Barack Obama's administration.


OSTP to Launch Public Forum to Discuss Options for Improving Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

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| On Thursday, Dec. 10, OSTP will launch a 
| public consultation on Public Access 
| Policy. The Administration is seeking 
| public input on access to publicly-funded 
| research results, such as those that appear 
| in academic and scholarly journal articles. 
| Currently, the National Institutes of 
| Health require that research funded by its 
| grants be made available to the public 
| online at no charge within 12 months of 
| publication. The Administration is seeking 
| views as to whether this policy should be 
| extended to other science agencies and, if 
| so, how it should be implemented.


Why open source may win the electronic health record market

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| There are literally dozens of EHRs to 
| choose from. The vast majority are 
| proprietary.
| [...]
| Enter Medsphere, a commercial supporter of 
| VistA software. Their OpenVista is open 
| source. Kern could download it, call it 
| free, and then sign a professional services 
| contract with Medsphere for support.


Find out where the UK government spends its money

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| The Open Knowledge Foundation has created a 
| visualisation so that everyone can easily 
| understand British government spending



Full Nelson: Video: San Francisco Goes Open, Transparent

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| CTO Adams and the city of San Francisco are
| looking to share the technology, which is
| built on an open source platform.

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