A friend of mine works in the Federal Government, where she builds apps all the time she's sure other organizations would fine useful: apps to track projects, technology initiatives, event seating and timeline planners, various targeted content management systems, dozens more...
While most were built for internal use, few contain anything particularly sensitive and, with a little planning, she's sure most could easily be Open Sourced up to the Civic Commons. Most already run on a completely Open Source stack.
But how does she convince her management, and, more importantly, *their* management?
Do you have a standard script or white paper that makes all the arguments? Something that lays out the vision of a Civic Stack, addresses common concerns, risks, highlights successes, explains what exactly they'd be signing up for?
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There is fair amount of code being shared in Civic Commons by the federal government.
It might help if she could point to existing examples, like this one, where projects developed for the federal government have been released through the Commons.
Hope this helps.