Deb Bryant, public sector communities manager at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab, kicked off the Tech@State unconference on open source at the National Democratic Institute today.
The short video below, capturing some of her thoughts on the evolution of open source in government, are worth considering, particularly with respect its use internationally. As Bryant pointed out, for instance, Brazil has been doing open source for a decade. “They’re really the Simon Bolivar of software down there.”
The schedule for the Tech@State unconference is evolving at Open4m.org/NDI. It bids to be an interesting day.