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The World Government Summit on Open Source

Join your peers for an exclusive event at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 2012 where you will hear renowned open source proponent Tim O’Reilly discuss Gov 2.0 “Government as a Platform.” Dries Buytaert, open source Drupal creator, Project Lead and Acquia co-founder will also present about the next generation of Drupal sites and what that means for the public sector. The event also features sessions on:

Akamai Public Sector Conference

Acquia is proud to be a sponsor of this event!

We will be running a Cloud Breakout - stay tuned for details!

Red Hat Government Symposium

Acquia is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Red Hat Government Symposium!

Our own Bryan Hirsch will be speaking at this event on Breakout Session 2, Track 3: Freedom to Share: The Digital Government Strategy.

Drupal Government Days

Across the government, agencies large and small have reaped the benefits of open source web technology and community collaboration. Now you can learn the best practices for implementing Drupal within you agency by registering for Drupal Government Days to be held for the first time in Washington, DC.

Bryan Hirsch, "Helping the Federal Government solve public sector problems with Drupal"

Bryan Hirsch comes from a background of software engineering and political activism. He originally joined Acquia as an engineer on the Drupal Gardens team thanks to his expertise and interest in software-as-a-service products. His new position at Acquia as Senior Technical Consultant Acquia Government Practice Department allows him to leverage his longstanding interest in using open source software in government to save taxpayer dollars, improve civic engagement and government services.

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How Governments Market Themselves on the Internet

Originally posted http://www.theworld.org/2012/04/governments-websites/

Alex Gallafent of the BBC examines how countries go about creating their own government web sites to market themselves to their own citizens. Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia, weights in on how open source software, such as Drupal, has allowed government web sites to be more open for their constituents.

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Drupal for government in Dublin

My colleague, Frank Maxwell, and I presented recently at the "OSForum" - open source forum day for local government in Ireland, after that we received emails from people who wanted to know more. It seemed we needed to do something to suit a bigger audience. We helped out on a "Drupal4Gov Day" with Rhoda Kerins of the Local Government Management Agency of Ireland offices in Dublin. Participants ranged from project managers to developers who work for local government at the city and county levels in Ireland.

European public services must follow Iceland's open-source lead

Originally posted: http://www.publicserviceeurope.com/article/1761/european-public-services-must-follow-icelands-open-source-lead

To many in the private sector, the idea of super-size contracts that are expensive to run and almost impossible to break free from seems ludicrous

UK public sector open source adoption falling well behind other major economies [March 23, 2012]

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Vital Online

The UK Government recently launched an open source toolkit on the Cabinet Office website, to provide a level playing field for open source solutions against traditional proprietary software vendors. But Jim Shaw, general manager for Europe at Acquia believes that cultural barriers and unfounded fears about the technology are holding departments back from making huge savings.

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