A “Free the Code” campaign launched by Open Source for America requesting a mandate on open source licensing on custom software developed for the federal government surpassed its first hurdle Monday.
A petition created on July 17 using the White House’s ‘We the People’ platform reached the 150-signature threshold, and is now publicly searchable on the whitehouse.gov website.
Petitioners now have 30 days to achieve 25,000 signatures in order to receive a response from
Popularized by “The Lean Startup“ author Eric Ries, the concept of the pivot centers around an organization’s ability to adapt its focus based on the realization of new market potential or service need.At the beginning of fiscal year 2013, NASA’s open government group did just that, formally adopting new nomenclature to emphasize innovation, and now serves under the banner of “open innovation.”But to NASA Open Innovation Program Manager Nick Skytland and his team, this isn’t about semantics. It’s about better serving the agency in an era of crowd-generated ideas and contributions.Openness, including open innovation platforms, open data and open
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