My Talk: Enabling Open Source Projects in Government


My talk is about how to make open source project viable in government. My slides are here. The summary of my talk is:

  • Educate and encourage employees
  • Preach open source
  • Start open source pilots
  • Find specific ways to insert open source into the RFP process
  • Work with vendors
  • Add open source to architecture standards documents (see Utah's standard)
  • Use the political process to push open source