Free & Open Source Software in Government with

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

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Join the team for a discussion on open source in government and a look at the important work they’ve been doing on to enable greater adoption of open source at the DoD.

They will cover:

  • What is open source and why is it so important?
  • How can open source code reduce risk, cost and time to delivery?
  • A look at common myths of open source in government
  • What is the goal of How does it tie into the larger view of open source software in government?

The team will give an overview of the recent refresh of where it’s possible to contribute code and see it go live almost immediately! This refresh empowers the DoD to accelerate open source participation across government and improve open source guidance.


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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces unique challenges in open sourcing its code. Unlike most software projects, code written by U.S. Federal government employees typically does not have copyright protections under U.S. and some international laws. This can make it difficult to attach an open source license to our code. The Defense Digital Service (DDS) has been working with DoD and the open source community since early 2017 to develop a guideline for supporting open source software (OSS) within the Department. This guidance and the effort to catalog these open source efforts is what we call


  • Ari Chivukula: Policy wrangler working with the US Digital Service team at Department of Defense in cloud security, cyber warfare, and open source.
  • Jordan Kasper: Evangelist, developer, community organizer, open sourcer (and he’s been called worse). Currently improving tech at the US Digital Service.

In this talk

Originally posted by Ari Chivukula on Jun 5, 2018


Originally posted by Jordan Kasper on Jun 5, 2018