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Open Source in Government: Back to the Future

by Andrea Dimaio  |  February 5, 2014

Yesterday I read an interesting news about the UK government planning to move decisively toward open source in order to reduce both software cost and dependency on specific vendors, such...

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When Government IT Mandates Can Be Counterproductive

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 27, 2012

Last Monday I had an inquiry with a small software vendor about a recently approved amendments to the Italian Digital Government Code according to which governments should favor open source...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Openness

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 4, 2012

Over the last ten years I have come across countless consultants and advisors to government and the broader public sector who have been asserting the unquestionable benefits of anything preceded...

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Will Open Data Have the Same Fate As Open Source?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 1, 2011

I read an interesting post by Glyn Moody, who had just attended the South Tyrol Free Software Conference and makes an interesting parallel between open data and open source. Just...

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Australian Government Highlights Its Balanced Open Source Policy

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 27, 2011

After their criticized statement about the adoption of OOXML as the preferred document format in the Common Operating Environment policy (see previous post), the Australian federal government decided to highlight...

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The Unbearable Narrowness of the Open Source Crowd

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 21, 2011

A few days ago I posted about the Common Operating Environment policy published by the Australian Federal Government to reduce complexity and diversity of their desktop infrastructure, and the limited...

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Transparency is Never Enough: The Strange Case of Australia and OOXML

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 19, 2011

A few days ago the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) published its Whole-of-Government Common Operating Environment Policy. This policy mostly aims at greater standardization across the desktop environments to...

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Is the OMB Afraid of Google?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 11, 2011

On January 7 the Office of Management and Budget issues a memo reminding US federal agencies of the importance of technology neutrality in procurement. The one-page memo reminds that […]...

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Are the US Obsessed with Cloud as much as Europe was with Open Source?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 23, 2010

Over the last month or so there have been a couple of worthwhile events about the US Federal Government’s cloud computing activities. The first one has been the publication of...

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The Multiple Meanings of the Term “Open”

by Andrea Dimaio  |  February 4, 2010

Over the last couple of months I’ve found myself involved, both actively and passively, in several conversations that contained terms like “open” or “openness”. The adjective “open” was associated to...

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