I gave the opening keynote at OSCON 2015 in Portland, Oregon. I was speaking on behalf of the UK government and the Government Digital Service.
Summary of the talk from the conference site:
Openness is good for Government on many levels — open data, open standards, open source, open markets. Where we set the way we work in Government, it’s important to let industry determine the technical standards we work with. We can’t do everything ourselves and by making our own code and data open we have an opportunity to gain from innovation as well as support other services to be developed by suppliers of all sizes.
Make things open, it makes things better.