Every digital service designed within government has to meet the Digital Service Standard. One of the requirements of the standard is that new source code should be made open and published under an open source licence.
Open Source Lead at GDS. Tweets at @annashipman and blogs at www.annashipman.co.uk.
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There are two big concerns government organisations have around making source code open. They want to know which subsets of the code should be kept closed and how to code in the open securely. To address these questions I’ve introduced two pieces of …
We are hosting the second cross-government meetup on Open Source in London on Tuesday 26th September.
I’ve been working on a prototype of what a Platform as a Service (PaaS) for government might look like, as we wrote about in a previous post.
Until recently, career development for technologists at GDS was relatively unstructured, and dependent on what opportunities came up. Over the last few months I’ve been leading on developing a more structured career path for developers and web operations engineers. This …
At GDS, most of our code is publicly available in our alphagov organisation on GitHub. We call this “Coding in the Open” rather than “Open Source”. As James explained in a previous blog post this is because for most of …
When I started working on vCloud Tools, we had most of our functionality in one repository. There wasn’t a clear separation of concerns – the code was tightly coupled – and it also meant that a user who only wanted …
Over the last few months, I’ve been leading a small team building tools to automate creation and configuration of our servers. Tools to automate provisioning Currently, our production environment is hosted with Skyscape, and we manage it using VMware vCloud …
This post is now outdated. For a more up-to-date explanation of applying to GDS please read Applying for a job at GDS: update. Over the next few months we will be recruiting for a number of roles, including developers and …
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