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Comments from GitHub #165
I'm Brandon Keepers and I lead up GitHub's open source efforts. GitHub is home to the largest community of open source developers in the world, with over 14 million people contributing to 35 million projects on GitHub since 2008. We've seen the principles of open source—like transparency and code reuse—transform companies and governments alike.
Congrats to the Federal CIO, the team, and all in the government who are investing in crafting a thoughtful and complete source code policy. This is a great step towards a more open and involved government. Bringing the conversation to the citizens in an open and transparent fashion, on venue that many of the stakeholders already use, provides a great insight into Democracy in action. Thanks for all of your hard work with this policy. Now, for some specific thoughts:
We thank you again for your work with this policy, and look forward to the released policy incorporating the great feedback over the last month.