Open Source Summit
Open source brings numerous benefits to government software projects, including increased software quality, reduced development costs, faster development cycles, and reduced barriers to public-private collaboration through new opportunities to commercialize technology. This inherently transparent, participatory, and collaborative approach is revolutionizing the way software is created, improved, and used.
NASA has hosted two Open Source Summits to convene leaders from government and industry as well as software practitioners to discuss the development, release and use of open source software in government.
This website archives the proceedings, presentations and videos from those events.
- Final Proceedings from NASA Open Source Summit #1
- NASA FAR Supplement Section 1827 – Patents, Data, and Copyrights
- Copyright in Government Employee Authored Works
- Developing an Open Source Option for NASA Software – 2003
- DoD and Open Source Software – SoftwareTech News Magazine
- DoD Memo 2009 – Clarifying Guidance Regarding Open Source Software (OSS)
- Example – Software Release Questionnaire – GSFC
- Example – Software Usage Agreement (SUA) – NASA Lunar E-Library Software
- Government Data Rights Under the FAR (2003)
- NASA Procurment Regs Relating to Patents and Copyrights
- NOSA – NASA Open Source Agreement v1.3 – Open Source Initiative
- NPR 2210.1C – NASA Software Release Process
- OMB Memo on Technology Neutrality – JAN 2011
- Software Reuse to Support Earth Science – 2008
- TechBriefs – NASA Ames Software Release Authority
Archives of Previous Open Source Summits
Open Source Summit #1
March 29-30, 2011
On March 29 and 30, 2011, NASA hosted the first Open Source Summit at Ames Research Center in Mountain View California. Facilitated by Wayne Moses Burke and Lucas Cioffi of the Open Forum Foundation, this “Focus Forum” style event focused on moving beyond abstract discussion to produce real, actionable solutions to NASA’s toughest open source challenges. Throughout the event, guest speakers provided insights into best practices and shared valuable lessons learned in building and leveraging open source communities.
Participants were split into discussion sessions to address challenges with the existing policy framework and brainstorm potential solutions. Focus groups included licensing, government restrictions such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, governance, and risk assessments.
Physical participation in the Open Source Summit #1 was limited, however virtual participation was open to anyone through live streaming, electronic discussion, and collaborative note taking.
|Open Source Software, the US Department of Defense, and NASA||David Wheeler||Not Available||Slides|
|Open Source at NASA: A Practitioner’s Perspective||Terry Fong||Not Available||Slides|
|NASA World Wind: A Good Idea, An Example||Patrick Hogan||Not Available||Slides|
|Intro to Forge.mil||Richard Bullington-McGuire and Guy Martin||Not Available||Slides|
|Open Source Governance for your Organization||Bob Sutor||Not Available||Slides|
|An Open Source Strategy for NASA||Chris Mattmann||Not Available||Slides|
|Lessons from GitHub||Chris Wanstrath||Not Available||Slides|
|Google, NASA and Open Source||Chris DiBona||Not Available||Slides|
|Lessons from RedHat||Brian Stevens||Not Available||Slides|
|Lessons from Mozilla||Pascal Finette||Not Available||Slides|
Open Source Summit #2
June 20-21, 2012
On June 20th and 21st 2012, NASA, in partnership with the Veteran Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2) and the State Department, hosted the second ‘Open Source Summit’ to advance the use of open source software in government. The summit took place at the University of Maryland Business School in College Park, Maryland. It was facilitated by Wayne Moses Burke of the Open Forum Foundation and provided high energy, relevant speakers to educate the participants interspersed with deep discussions to ensure that everyone gets questions answered and information that is directly relevant to their interests and needs.
|Keynote||Chris Vein, Deputy CTO for Government Innovation, OSTP||Video||Not Available|
|Use||Jason Hoekstra, Dept of Education||Video||Not Available|
|Development||Chris Mattmann, Ph.D., Senior Computer Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory||Video||Not Available|
|Release||Chris Musialek, GSA||Video||Not Available|
|Community Building||Gray Brooks, FCC||Video||Not Available|
|You Can’t Buy That! Bureaucracy Meets Open Source||Chris Bronk, Senior Advisor, Office of eDiplomacy, State Dept||Video||Not Available|
|The Equipment of Contribution||Chris Johnson, Director of Engineering, Phase2 Technologies||Video||Slides|
|Open Source Software (OSS) — Legal Issues and Best Practices for Federal Agencies||Vicki E. Allums, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense||Video||Not Available|
|SaMoLo in Government Open Source Projects||Leslie Power, Development Manager (Contractor, 5AM Solutions/CGI), CONNECT Product Team (within the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC))||Video||Not Available|
|Three Shall be the Number||Jim Jagielski, Apache Software Foundation||Video||Slides|
|In Praise of Foundations||Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation||Video||Slides|
|Innovation In Government: Open Source Software and Electronic Health Records||Mike O’Neill, Veteran’s Administration (OSEHRA)||Not Available||Slides|
|OWF and GOSS: An Update from the Last Year||Tina Coleman, DISA (Ozone Widget Framework)||Video||Slides|
|Thinking Beyond the Code||Deb Bryant, Director, Open Source Initiative||Video||Slides|