US to craft open source policy by next year

After delivering his address at the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting last week, President Obama dropped a tidbit of interest for open data advocates: he promised to produce an open source policy by the end of 2015.

Speaking before the three-year-old Open Government Partnership, Obama promised to expand the second Open Government National Action Plan, which was unveiled by the administration in December.

New measures will promote open education, expand the governmentís digital services, improve fiscal transparency and protect privacy in response to the growth of big data technologies. Continue>>>