Dragons succumb to power of Open Source Congratulations to OSC members Tactix4 and 5 Ways who have won the Healthcare Challenge Prize organised by the government ‘skunkworks’ innovation hub DotGovLabs
Open To The Public – sessions On 30 June 2011, a discussion meeting investigating open approaches to education and training in the public sector was organised by OSC member TDM Open Source Services and our friends the BCS Open Source… Continue Reading
Healthcare code forge launched OSC member Tactix4 has created an open source development forge for healthcare solutions as part of the government ‘skunkworks’ innovation hub DotGovLabs which aims to crowd source solutions for better public services.
Thomas Thym has kindly agreed to allow us to host a copy of his paper discussing the seven principles of building open source communities given at the Desktop Summit in 2010. It’s available here
Another opportunity to discover OpenERP Following the success of “Discovering OpenERP” in May this year OpenERP will be hosting another seminar in London on Thursday 14 July.
Open To The Public Discussion meeting investigating open approaches to education and training in the public sector 30 June 2011, 17.30-21.00, London WC2 – Free to attend and open to all OSC members Ian Lynch, Chief Assessor of INGOT and… Continue Reading
I’ve just received an invitation to attend the sixth ODF plugfest As you might recall the fifth plugfest was kindly supported by among others the local authority Windsor and Maidenhead. So what’s different about this one, apart from it being… Continue Reading
OSC Presentation at SmartGov Live On 15 June, Gerry Gavigan gave a speech at SmartGov Live, in the Session “Open Standards and Open Source Software: Crucial for Government IT in a Big Society” The text of the speech is reproduced… Continue Reading
I’ve just listened to a radio programme about the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1065, discussing among other things, the economic conditions at the time. How did they know? The programme participants were using material from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (written… Continue Reading
Select Committee Inquiry into Bigger Society In March 2011 the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) launched an inquiry “Smaller Government: Bigger Society?” Specifically the Committee was looking for contributions as to what might be the nature and consequences of this… Continue Reading