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Crowdfunding is everywhere. People are using it to fund watches, comic books, even famous film directors are doing it. In what is now a $6 billion industry globally, I think the most interesting, disruptive, and exciting work that's happening is in donation-based crowdfunding.
0 comments Posted 28 Aug 2014 by Rodrigo Davies Feed
Mark Bohannon gives an overview of some new open initiatives by the U.S. federal government, including the Digital Services Playbook and the U.S. Digital Service. Both focus on a "default to open" mentality.
0 comments Posted 20 Aug 2014 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Pia Mancini discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how Democracia en Red is planning to overcome them
0 comments Posted 18 Aug 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Three things that need to change for government to open source all software it creates.
15 comments Posted 14 Aug 2014 by Ben Balter Feed
North Carolina became the latest state to take a stand against patent trolls when NC Governor Pat McCrory signed a new law last week aimed at preventing bad faith assertions of patent infringement. Patent trolls (more officially called "patent assertion entities" or "non-practicing entities") are... Read more
2 comments Posted 11 Aug 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
In this interview with Pia Mancini, I investigate the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a platform for open government.
2 comments Posted 7 Aug 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. The government's stated objective was to assure greater choice for both... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) project is an index of linked open data citations and ontological connections that cross-tabulate the following:
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2014 by Kelsey Noack Myers Feed
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally on the cusp of its long-anticipated study to examine the harmful effects of Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs).
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2014 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Late last month, as you’ve likely read by now, the US Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) abruptly pulled consideration of a legislative patent reform package from consideration. For this year, at least, the prospect of addressing abusive patent litigation through Congressional action is on ice.
7 comments Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed

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