– Jon Gold, Network World
April 10, 2012
The use of open-source ideals — both inside and outside of the software realm — is at the heart of the latest version of NASA’s Open Government Plan, which was announced Tuesday in an official blog post.
“We used this milestone to sharpen our focus and commitment to Open Government. We see Open Government as the responsibility of every person who works at NASA and we take seriously the principles of participation, collaboration and transparency in all that we do,” Open Government program manager Nick Skytland wrote.
One new feature of the plan is the inclusion of a citizen engagement directory, meant to provide members of the public with ways to contribute to NASA’s goals and encourage the development of broader interest in science, technology, engineering and math education.