Community first, technology second. Often the military will focus on creating technology solutions when stakeholders aren’t onboard or are non-existent. Technologist must be controlled and not allowed to build and/or deploy software until a community and user base is identified.

the first goal in making open-source software. U.S. DOD releases “Open Technology Development Guide”. | Civic Commons

Too bad the federal government and cities didn’t think about this as the foundation of their “Open Data” programs. 

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