So I’m pretty pleased to see not one, but several Australia State Governments with Open Source initiatives. The most recent to come to my attention is Open Source Tasmania, who are having a conference in a week that I’ll be going to (and speaking at a focus group the night before). This’ll rock! We also have Open Source NSW, and Opensource WA. Open Source Victoria isn’t a Government agency, but it is Government funded which is a good step. AGIMO have been quite knowledgable about this space for a while, and the ASK-OSS project is also Government funded. I think the message is getting through and particularly after the last few days (and in anticipation of tomorrow) I am very optimistic that Open Source has gathered momentum in business and Government in a serious way. Now we get to see all the projects people have been working on for years popping out of the woodwork.
Rock on Australia!