The Welsh Assembly Government has just published its IT strategy. Sitting in there a small paragraph (3.2) about how Open Source Software is important to the local economy as it enables reuse of local skills rather than relying upon global… Continue Reading
Government and IT- “A Recipe For Rip-Offs” Today, the Public Administration Select Committee published its findings from its Inquiry into Government IT. The Inquiry was started in December 2010 so has the seven month wait been worthwhile? Titled “A Recipe… Continue Reading
Today a lot more people than usual will be wanting to watch the proceedings of the Home Affairs and the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committees. The hearings will be taking place this afternoon in Portcullis House probably in a… Continue Reading
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.
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
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