Friday footnotes is a weekly list of links related to product management and design in the ‘internet of public service’ curated by @jukesie
 Eight principles for user researchers on Government as a Platform — great primer to some of the main approaches to succeeding in creating a truly user-centric culture.
 Agile in the public sector — Roo gives a great overview of the founding of GDS, some lessons he learned about introducing agile in to the civil service and the importance of milk and tampons in creating culture.
 Take our code: 34 reusable projects from 18F — I’ve said it before..I am a shameless 18F fanboy and this is another great example of why. 34 examples of doing open source right — not just sticking code up on Github but also documenting it and supporting it to genuinely encourage reuse.
 Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable — this is the transcript (and video) of Ken Norton’s keynote at the recent Mind the Product in San Francisco. It is a tour de force of torturing a metaphor until you get the last drop of information from it!
 It’s ok to say what’s ok — this is a fantastic primer for new (and not so new) staff at GDS to encourage openness and collaboration. It is a great list and is already finding itself printed out in offices far from GDS HQ. The big challenge though is embedding those behaviours top to bottom in any organisation.