Follow

help, please: I've been asked about government-led projects, and their best practices.

not an area I know much about these days: who would be good people/organisations to talk to about current work in this area?

thanks for any pointers

@glynmoody I recommend @jamesvasile and his colleague Karl Fogel at Open Tech Strategies opentechstrategies.com/ who have a ton of experience in this area.

It has been slow to observe, but the 'government digital service' has promoted 'open document format': https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-open-document-formats-odf-in-your-organisation

@glynmoody Hello! My firm (Open Tech Strategies) has done a lot of this with a variety of gov agencies. It's a complex area with unique constraints and I'd be happy to talk to you about some of it and try point you at folks doing it well.

@jamesvasile thanks very much; this isn't for me, but for an academic research project looking into the question (and nothing to do with me, but I'm trying to hehlp). do you have an email I could pass on to them so they can follow up?

@glynmoody GDS (github.com/alphagov) have been big on an "open by default" approach, an example being petition.parliament.uk which is at github.com/alphagov/e-petitions complete with instructions for spinning up your own instance

@glynmoody teamdigitale.governo.it, they've been a radical force, very interesting approach

@glynmoody you will get many hints at the free software foundation website fsf.org
use ethics, do libre and not just open source

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!