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[News] United States Government Dives Deeper Into Free Software

  • Subject: [News] United States Government Dives Deeper Into Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:55:11 +0000
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U.S. Open Source for Open Government 

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| In December the U.S. White House set 
| guidelines for an open and transparent 
| administration. The Open Source for America 
| (OSFA) organization is now following up with 
| tips for a governmental move to free software. 


SF mayor: city can save money with open source software

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| The San Francisco Committee on Information 
| Technology has published a new software 
| evaluation policy that requires departments of 
| the city government to consider open source 
| software solutions alongside proprietary 
| commercial offerings.



Will Open Government Directive drive Drupal usage?

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| Acquia will also offer a seminar series for
| U.S. federal, state, and local governments to
| discuss adoptions and best practices for
| government use. This is definitely a smart
| move, as risk-averse government agency IT
| decision makers will take comfort in the
| successes of their peers with Drupal Social
| Publishing.
| Acquia appears poised to take advantage of the
| growing interest in open source and social
| media. Increased use of Drupal will open the
| door further to open source adoption within
| governments in the United States and worldwide.
| In doing so, Acquia is definitely playing its
| part as a founding member of Open Source for
| America.


Drupal thrives in Taiwan

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| After a while I discovered that there was even
| a Drupal Taiwan website. So I got in touch
| with the site admin and head organizer,
| Charles Chuang, and he let me know there would
| be a meetup in late December. The gathering
| would be at a local cafe in central Taipei and
| the topic would be new features, discuss
| strategy, and socialize to make new friends
| with like-minded souls.


Obama Team Challenges Web Developers

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| Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open
| source Drupal platform, President Obama's
| new media team is calling on the open
| source community for new ideas and
| technology.


Should the White House Contribute to the Open Source Community?

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| While this measure may not be an immediate
| cost-saver (5 different companies are
| involved in re-building and maintaining the
| White House web site), long-term costs
| should fall as government agencies are able
| to borrow from the greater Drupal community
| while incrementally improving on the
| websites code. But the question remains,
| will the Obama White House share some of the
| contributions itâs making to open source?


Whitehouse.gov could be a springboard for Open Source for America

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| Like many of you, I awoke Monday to read
| that whitehouse.gov was now running on open
| source products, including Drupal, Red Hat
| Linux, Apache web server, MySQL, and Apache
| Solr.


White House web site goes open source

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