Let’s talk about public code
#12 -  Johnblack Kabukye and Stephen Musoke

#12 - Johnblack Kabukye and Stephen Musoke

March 3, 2022

In this twelfth episode we talked to Stephen Musoke and Johnblack Kabukye, both working with open source in the health sector in Uganda. This episode focuses on how open source codebases enable them to address the needs they have with costs and sovereignty being deciding factors. The discussion also touches upon some challenges and opportunities specific to the public health sector.

#11 - Gijs Hillenuis, European Commision OSPO

#11 - Gijs Hillenuis, European Commision OSPO

January 17, 2022

In the eleventh episode of Let's talk about public code, we talked to Gijs Hillenius. We talked about policy for open source in the EU, it's development and what's coming up.

In 2021 the European Commission launched an Open Source Program Office and in December they made a decision on the open source licensing and reuse of Commission software.

#10 - Leslie Hawthorn, Red Hat

#10 - Leslie Hawthorn, Red Hat

December 13, 2021

In the tenth episode of Let's talk about public code, we talked to Leslie Hawthorn from Red Hat. We talked about public code, communities and communication.

Red Hat delivers the operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux. They also have a broad portfolio, including hybrid cloud infrastructure, middleware, agile integration, cloud-native application development, and management and automation solutions. Read more at: redhat.com

#9 Bastien Guerry, Etalab

#9 Bastien Guerry, Etalab

October 13, 2021

In the ninth episode of Let's talk about public code, we talk to Bastien Guerry from Etalab and the platform for French public data (data.gouv.fr).
We discuss why and how Etalab, as a state agency, engages with the French open source ecosystem.

Etalab is a department of the direction interministérielle du numérique (DINUM), which coordinates the design and implementation of the State's strategy in the data domain.
Read more at: https://www.etalab.gouv.fr/

#8 - Gabriella Gómez-Mont, Experimentalista

#8 - Gabriella Gómez-Mont, Experimentalista

September 22, 2021

In the eighth episode of Let's talk about public code, and our first anniversary, we talked to Gabriella Gómez-Mont from Experimentalista.

With a background as Chief Creative Officer for Mexico City and founder of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the award-wining experimental arm and creative think tank of the Mexico City government, alongside engagements in the Netherlands, UK, USA, South Korea and Canada, Gabriella have global perspective on public code.

We also revealed a new strategic council for the Foundation for Public Code, and Gabriella is our first person on it.

#7 - Mauko Quiroga, OpenFisca

#7 - Mauko Quiroga, OpenFisca

July 26, 2021

In the seventh episode of Let's talk about public code, we talk to Mauko Quiroga from OpenFisca. We discussed what problems OpenFisca solves and how it has become so widespread - used in at least four continents!

OpenFisca is an open source platform to write rules as code. OpenFisca was released under a free software license in November 2011. Etalab in France started using OpenFisca in 2014 and soon became a major contributor. Today it is used in many countries all over the world. Read more at: https://openfisca.org/en/

#6 - Leonardo Favario, Department for Digital Transformation, Italy

#6 - Leonardo Favario, Department for Digital Transformation, Italy

June 9, 2021

In the sixth episode of Let's talk about public code, we talk to Leonardo Favario from the Italian national government's Department for Digital Transformation. We discuss the state of open source software in Italian public organizations.

The Department for Digital Transformation - was born to build the “operating system” of Italy, a series of fundamental components on top of which both simpler and more efficient services for citizens, public administration and businesses, and innovative digital products could be built.

Publiccode.yml: https://github.com/publiccodeyml/publiccode.yml

Developers Italia: https://developers.italia.it/

Designers Italia: https://designers.italia.it/

Software catalogue: https://developers.italia.it/en/software

#5 - Amy van Someren, Signalen

#5 - Amy van Someren, Signalen

May 11, 2021

In the fifth episode of Let's talk about public code we talk to Amy van Someren from the municipality 's-Hertogenbosch. We discuss their experience as first reusers of the Signalen codebase.

Signalen is an open source process and task system for governments, which automatically categorizes and routes reports about public space for processing by the appropriate handler.

Read more at: https://signalen.org

See Signalen live at: https://meldingen.s-hertogenbosch.nl/


#4 - Lea Hemetsberger, Open & Agile Smart Cities

#4 - Lea Hemetsberger, Open & Agile Smart Cities

March 3, 2021

In the fourth episode we talked to Lea Hemetsberger from Open & Agile Smart Cities. We discussed how they are collaborating with cities worldwide to support their digital transformation journey. We also talked about one of their latest resources, the CITYxCITY Academy.

Open & Agile Smart Cities is a network that connects cities and communities worldwide to learn from each other and exchange digital, data-driven solutions based on Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms. They represent their members towards international institutions, fora and standards developing organizations to ensure that their voice is heard when new standards come about. Read more at: https://oascities.org/

#3 - Sergei Maertens and Tjerk Vaags, OpenZaak

#3 - Sergei Maertens and Tjerk Vaags, OpenZaak

February 2, 2021

In the third episode we talk to Sergei Maertens from Maykin Media and Tjerk Vaags from Contezza. We discuss how they handled a security issue in OpenZaak. The developers describe how the process for handling Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures worked in this collaborative codebase.

OpenZaak is an open source API for municipalities who want to deliver citizen-friendly services online. Read more at: https://openzaak.org

Two references to GitHub were made in the discussion:

This collaboration was started through a market consultation. You can read about the process in this blog post, and you can find the complete documentation in the GitHub repository. OpenZaak is currently in incubation with the Foundation for Public Code.

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