A presentation by Pia Waugh at the recently held OSDC 2011 in Australia. OSDC is a conference for people interested in open source software.
Pia Waugh will present her thoughts on the practicalities of "Open Government", or "Gov 2.0" and what it means for government services, procurement, technology policy, the ICT industry and the FOSS community. She will discuss a little about how open data, participatory democracy and citizen-centric services translate into implementation along with some practical case studies around Australia and the world.
Pia co-wrote a paper called "The Foundations of Openness" with the OSS-Watch project at Oxford University. It covers her ideas around openness beyond FOSS, and the impact of closed/open approaches to licensing, knowledge, governance, standards and the market.