Miniconfs/Open and the Public Sector

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==Abstract==
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Free software, open data, and open APIs are already changing government: lowering costs, exposing waste, increasing transparency, and permitting citizens to use and extend government information and services.
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Though already making a difference, adoption is by no means as widespread as would make sense. While the benefits seem obvious to proponents, public sector IT managers often see considerable obstacles to adoption of free software,open data and practices.
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This Miniconf will provide a forum to discuss the issues around free software use and open government practices as well as showcase some success stories and initiatives.
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==Website==
Visit the official [http://open.org.nz/lca2010-open-government-miniconf/ Miniconf website] for more information.
Visit the official [http://open.org.nz/lca2010-open-government-miniconf/ Miniconf website] for more information.

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Abstract

Free software, open data, and open APIs are already changing government: lowering costs, exposing waste, increasing transparency, and permitting citizens to use and extend government information and services.

Though already making a difference, adoption is by no means as widespread as would make sense. While the benefits seem obvious to proponents, public sector IT managers often see considerable obstacles to adoption of free software,open data and practices.

This Miniconf will provide a forum to discuss the issues around free software use and open government practices as well as showcase some success stories and initiatives.

Website

Visit the official Miniconf website for more information.