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Wyoming's Open Source Enterprise Code Library a Secret No More

NASCIO award-winning project speeds app development, slashes costs. As described in Wyoming’s NASCIO awards program entry submitted by Deputy State CIO Meredith Bickell, the project launched in 2013 and its main purpose is to serve as a repository of reusable code modules (or “lego blocks”) that...
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Blockchain Just Made Some New Friends in Congress

Meet the Blockchain Caucus. Boy, has blockchain become respectable. It wasn’t long ago that the face of the technology, which powers the crypto-currency bitcoin, was libertarians and drug dealers. Today, it’s the banking industry and members of Congress. On Monday, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Co) and Rep...
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Which Countries Have Open-Source Laws on the Books?

...It’s become increasingly common over the past decade or so to see laws being passed to either mandate the use of open-source software or, at the very least, encourage people in government who make procurement decisions to do so. Here’s a map of the status of open-source laws around the world,...
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Bulgaria Passes Law Requiring Government Software to be Open Source

Amendments have been passed by the Bulgarian Parliament requiring all software written for the government to be open source and developed in a public repository, making custom software procured by the government accessible to everyone. Article 58 of the Electronic Governance Act states that...
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With Cloud Foundry, Cloud.gov Provides a Federally-Compliant Cloud for Government Work

Ensuring U.S. government agencies have a compliant cloud-based infrastructure is the task of the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services, which created cloud.gov, a Cloud Foundry-based hosted cloud service specifically for federal agencies. In this episode of The New Stack Makers ...
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