by Laurel Ruma
What happens when you combine two risk-taking government employees, an active developer community, and a bus schedule? Unlimited amounts of innovation, improved customer service, praise for an embattled government agency, and a model for building a government/citizen developer partnership. Hear how the Massachusetts Department of Transportation learned from TriMet that open is better.
by Rami Kassab
by Zack Denfeld
by John Weathersby
Technical and economic benefits of open source software are well documented within the IT world. However, these traits alone are not what has enabled open source to find a home within much of the government's massive enterprise system. This presentation will reveal some of the seldom discussed, yet essential tools and tactics that have directly lead to wide spread open source adoption within the US Department of Defense and Federal Government agencies.
by Lou Alvis
Laws are a machine, and not a very smart one. Principles are living parts of your mind, and can adapt to new conditions. Accessing laws requires Expensive specialists, Principles are available to the understanding of all.
Here we shall challenge the most basic idea of government, the Rule of Law. The goal is to replace the heavy handed mechanistic methods of the 17th century legal system with a simpler, practical, reflexive system of legal principles. These can be applied without obtuse, specialized expertise. The principle of Voluntary Association will be our test example. Open source government will be the affirmative proposition.
by Max Ogden
27th October 2010