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Welcome to my blog. It goes back a while and has my thoughts on all things technology, open government, FOSS and freedom. May contain traces of silliness and martial arts.
Check out my Gov 2.0 (open government) posts. They represent the bulk of my thinking and work at the moment.
These thoughts are my own.
Important posts & links
- Choose Your Own Adventure, Please
- Online Culture: Unicorns and Doom
- Gov 2.0: Where to begin
- Creating Open Government (for a Digital Society)
- Internet, government and society: reframing #ozlog & #openinternet
- Speech from Nethui on Open Government and Gov 2.0
- Public engagement: more customer service than comms
- Cloud computing: finding the silver lining
- Vivek Kundra and some lessons learnt about tech in gov
- Society 5 project
- OKFestival 2012: Open Data, Open Gov & Open Science
- Privacy and Internet Policy at Internet Governance Forum Australia
- Distributed Democracy project
Archive – blogging since 2003
Category Archives: SFD
The Software Freedom International Board are currently judging the best SFD07 competition entries, and there is a great video about the Mt Gambier Software Freedom Day event which made it to WIN news in Australia. Nice one to Peter and … Continue reading
Jeff and I are now just over halfway through our national “Meet the Open Source Industry” roadshow. It has been an excellent turn out in most cities, with great numbers in Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide. Canberra wasn’t as well attended … Continue reading
Check out the Software Freedom Day map below for all the teams participating this year! Over 300 now and still registering! Rock on everyone! Software Freedom Day is one week away on September the 15th.
After some annoying issues, we finally have the balloons and stickers being shipped out to all the SFD teams. Check them out below I’m a little disappointed with the stickers, but all in all they look great! All teams will … Continue reading
Phil Harper has just released the SFD07 version of The Open CD, a great FOSS CD with software for Windows. Nice work Phil! SFD teams, or even just interested individuals can download and burn it for SFD or any other … Continue reading
A few days ago I did a short 1 hour talk on FOSS for about 30 IT teachers in Sydney. It was a lot of fun and it reminded me how spending just a little time can have such a … Continue reading
I’ve just released a press release on SFD 2007. If people could follow the link and repost this as far and wide as they can (and translations very welcome!) that would be awesome! Below is a taste September 15th marks … Continue reading
This is too cool. Chris Yeoh has created a virtual SFD 2007 tshirt based on the real ones in Second Life and people can pick them up online. Nice work Chris! I love our community
I forgot to show off our new sticker design. Kudos to Phil Harper who does most of our artwork. Great work Phil! Note: the real sticker artwork also has the date on it