OGI 3-3 – Open Source for Open Government

05/05/10

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Cory Casanave

Board Member

OMG

Chris C. Kemp

CTO

NASA

Paul Loeffler

Director of Business Development

JasperSoft

The principle behind open source software projects – that collaboration and transparency foster innovation – mirrors the aims of the Open Government Directive. But the same set of challenges is also present, including security concerns. This session will examine why open source technologies can complement and support open government initiatives and ways to overcome the challenges. The session will cover:

> Security concerns in open source environments

> The need for standardization

> Case examples from the DoD Free & Open Source Standards (DFOSS)