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posted by requerdanos on Friday January 08 2021, @03:30AM   Printer-friendly

It appears open source is going to be respected in the White House.

Open-source developer and manager David Recordon named White House Director of Technology

With a background in open source, open standards, and security, Recordon may be ideal for President Joe Biden's White House.

Article didn't say much about the distinction between open-source and freedom.

Facebook has gotten two of its own onto President-elect Joe Biden's transition team. Austin Lin and David Recordon will serve as deputy directory of technology and director of technology respectively.

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team announced two technology officials to serve in the incoming administration, both of whom served in the Obama White House.

David Recordon will be the director of technology in the White House's Office of Management and Administration, and Austin Lin will serve as his deputy. Recordon and Lin both come from roles at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative before taking technology roles on the Biden transition team late last year. They also have in common stints working at Facebook.

The Office of Management and Administration is typically an internal, behind-the-scenes White House office that oversees operations, and the tech functions within it tend to serve the needs of the Executive Office of the President. But it appears the incoming Biden administration may expand Recordon and Lin's roles to be more governmentwide than in previous administrations.

"The technology leaders will play an important role in restoring faith across the federal government by encouraging collaboration to further secure American cyber interests," says a release from the Biden-Harris transition.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @08:05PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 08 2021, @08:05PM (#1097108)

    Where will the realDonaldAsshole go?


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @01:15AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @01:15AM (#1097247)

    Or Prison-a-lago as he refers to it, the Weasel Whitehouse.