Tag: open government

Statue of liberty

Why the Government should Open Source their Software

        Filed under: Government, Internet trends, Technology, Web Development

Let’s begin with a more pressing question, why does the government insist on using closed source software in the first place? Ben Balter, a reputable Project Manager at GitHub rightly points out the following: The federal government is the single largest purchaser of code in the world. So why is this code — taxpayer-funded and integral to the day-to-day … Continued

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Government use of social media

Government use of social media

        Filed under: Web Design

Discussions: GSA has been working on tailored Terms of Service agreements with various social media vendors YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, etc.). Once finalized, these agreements will be offered to other agencies, for your agencies to sign if they agree to the terms. FYI, here’s a news article as well with a bit more background: Feds and … Continued

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