OSSDC 2012: Releasing Open Source: A Govt Agency's Perspective

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June 20, 2012

OSSDC 2012: Releasing Open Source: A Govt Agency's Perspective

Presented by Chris Musialek, data.gov.

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June 20, 2012
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  1. Releasing  Open  Source:  a   Government  Agency’s  Perspec:ve   NASA

     Open  Source  Summit   June  20th,  2012   Presented  by:  Chris  Musialek  
  2. Open  Government  Pla;orm   •  www.opengovplaEorm.org   •  Bilateral  partnership

     with    Government  of  India’s    NaKonal  InformaKcs  Centre   •  Open  source  version  of  Data.gov   •  Will  make  open  data  soNware  available  to   developing  naKons  around  the  world   •  Government  parKcipaKon  in  Open  Source  SoNware   2
  3. Open  Government  Pla;orm   (cont’d)   •  Public  commits  on

     Github   •  Public  bug  tracker   •  Public  mailing  list  where  discussion  happens   •  GET  INVOLVED!   –  Source  code  on  Github   –  hTps://github.com/opengovplaEorm   3
  4. Major  components  today   •  Based  almost  enKrely  on  Drupal

      •  Dataset  Management  System   •  Visitor  RelaKonship  Management   •  Faceted  search   •  Lots  more  pieces  to  build   4
  5. Releasing  soAware  –  benefits   •  Other  governments/organizaKons  can  benefit

      –  PromoKng  open  data  around  the  world   •  It’s  much  cheaper   –  Transparency  is  the  price  you  pay  for  free  development   cycles   –  Harness  the  enthusiasm  of  developers   •  Idea  generaKon   –  The  smartest  people  don’t  work  for  you   5
  6. Overcoming  Challenges   •  Open  Source  Licenses   –  GPL

      •  CollaboraKng  in  an  open  environment   –  www.opengovplaEorm.org,  not  .gov   –  Use  of  github  –  terms  of  service   •  Enabling  ParKcipaKon   –  Importance  of  documentaKon   –  Accept  a  pull  request   6
  7. Contact   •  Chris  Musialek   –  Chief  SoNware  Architect

     –  Data.gov   –  christopher.musialek@gsa.gov   –  @cmoose   7