We explained the roles of beginner in OSS(Open Source Software) community, and now we will go forth explaining recently noticeable activities of OSS communities.
See Link below ‘5 STEPS for Beginner in OSS Community’
ICYMI, Open-source software(OSS) is computer software(SW) with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. The representative OSSs are Linux, GNU, Apache, Firefox, MySQL, Python/PHP/Perl and Eclipse tool, etc. OSS Community is a place that users learn new knowledge and meet new people, and it is diverse and highly motivated.
The activities of open-source communities received high praise
codeforamerica.org is a nonprofit organization which IT experts directly join the government project and help to work on the public project. It also doesn’t work on outsourcing of the government for boss-subordinate relationships, so IT experts initiatively proceed with project by positive communication with the government. For this, Codeforamerica selects capable developers and designers and these professionals are called “Fellow”. Codeforamerica receives the project proposal from the city government and connects fellow to the city government by choosing the project.
data.gov is provided for a type of portal and digital opened by integrating materials of all government organizations. It provides text type that users can receive the spread sheet and also offers XML type for web-service. Statistics had been opened by printed-paper for the past 100 years and has been opened by digital for several decades. Web-program managed in data.gov is an open-source.
govcode.org is an web-site consisted on OSS project created by U.S. government. However, it doesn’t managed this site.
4. Data for The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
The Obama administration opened 2016 Budget on Github (https://github.com/WhiteHouse/2016-budget-data).
In fact, it was simple but it means a lot because improvement process of this budget was proceeded openly and it was open to everyone. Additionally it was innovative case reflected in open-source’s feature such as participation, opening, and sharing in that the representative private site, not site of government organization.
[Reference] TTA (www.tta.or.kr/data/reportDown.jsp?news_num=4293)
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