Transforming Government Through Openness: How open source software strategies can help IT leaders drive change
While human brains can produce exquisite rational thought, they are also wired to resist change. Yet individuals and organizations can harness the very forces that inhibit change to effect radical transformation, if they are given the right tools and blueprints to do so. Addressing ever-changing technology threats, opportunities, and contexts can be achieved via processes and structures that have been in mainstream practice in open source software for over 25 years. Open source best practices can also help Government IT leaders implement change across a wide range of key areas, including strategic planning, recruiting, procurement, and production.