Since launching GovFresh four years ago, then a neophyte to all things government technology, I’ve been fortunate enough to have deep conversations with all aspects of the civic IT spectrum — from senior executives at the local, state and federal levels to military leaders to entrepreneurs to the civic hacker community.
Through these conversations and writing about the subject over the past four years, it has become increasingly clear to me that the most sustainable and responsible approach to developing our nation’s IT strategy must be centered around open source technologies.
I’m honored to announce that I’m joining an esteemed group of open source pioneers and leaders on the Open Source for America Steering Committee. I’m excited to help communicate the importance of open source to our country’s civic and economic prosperity.
We’re seeing strong examples of government open source adoption and momentum around acceptance, from the White House to Congress to the military to state and local agencies. Despite this, there’s still much confusion and misunderstanding of its viability as a central component of IT operations.
I’m excited and look forward to helping facilitate better awareness.