How open source is powering government

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How open source is powering government

  1. 1. www.wired.com/201 4/08/the-white-house- dickerson/
  2. 2. How open source is powering government Craig Thomler Gov 2.0 Advocate & Managing Director Delib Australia @craigthomler egovau.blogspot.com delib.com.au
  3. 3. I am not an expert in open source
  4. 4. BUT I am a power user of open source in projects
  5. 5. AND I have a dream…
  6. 6. Agency on an USB stick Operating sys Accounting Human resources Procurement Travel mgmt Grant mgmt Min corro Office suite Graphic design GIS Stakeholder mgmt Desktop mgmt Server mgmt WebCMS etc…
  7. 7. There’s a long history of open source in government
  8. 8. Back to mid-90s in US Source: gov-oss.org
  9. 9. Government is using a lot of open source software – but it’s not always obvious…
  10. 10. My experience…
  11. 11. My experience…
  12. 12. NZ is sharing code from the UK…
  13. 13. And so is the US… Source: petitions.whitehouse.gov / https://github.com/WhiteHouse/petitions
  14. 14. Even North Korea Source: www.northkoreatech.org/2014/01/31/north-koreas-red-star-os-goes-mac/
  15. 15. Aussie gov has started… Source: www.finance.gov.au/files/2012/04/AGuidetoOpenSourceSoftware.pdf
  16. 16. Aussie gov has started… Source: govshare.gov.au
  17. 17. National Archives: Xena Xena is free and open source software developed by the National Archives of Australia to aid in the long term preservation of digital records. Xena is an acronym meaning Xml Electronic Normalising for Archives. Source: xena.sourceforge.net
  18. 18. ACT Gov Source: github.com/actgov
  19. 19. InaSAFE InaSAFE is free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities. It provides a simple but rigorous way to combine data from scientists, local governments and communities to provide insights into the likely impacts of future disaster events. Codeveloped by Indonesian & Aussie governments with World Bank assistance. Source: github.com/AIFDR/inasafe / www.inasafe.org
  20. 20. How close are we? Operating sys Accounting Human resources Procurement Travel mgmt Grant mgmt Min corro Office suite Graphic design GIS Stakeholder mgmt Desktop mgmt Server mgmt WebCMS (Drupal) etc…
  21. 21. Thanks & Questions Craig Thomler @craigthomler egovau.blogspot.com delib.com.au

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