The US government promotes open innovation—Is it now mainstream?

From, by Mark Bohannon, VP of Corporate Affairs and Global Public Policy at Red Hat, March 5, 2012

"We live in an open source world."

For many readers of, those words are probably a part of your daily life; in all likelihood, you take them for granted. They reflect the commonality of how many of you work and engage publicly.

But I heard those words last month from a former member of Congress. Tom Perriello, the moderator of a panel on open innovation held at a mainstream think tank here in Washington (the Center for American Progress), gives them a different context.