Government

Code Across America
Code Across America is scheduled for February 22-24. It will be a weekend of community building and moving the needle for more openness in local governments across the United States.
2 comments Posted 12 Feb 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open data standards
The wiki The Open Data Day wiki (sans logo, so a little rough around the edges) is now live and ready for action. The wiki is where organizers can list the city in which they’ll be putting together an event and where interested participants can find local events and let people know that they’ll be... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Feb 2013 by David Eaves Feed
liberate docs
The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America, but it had one of the largest problems to solve: how to make it easier to take an idea for a small business from conception to reality. From a concept to a permit. They created an online permitting portal... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2013 by Emily Jarvis Feed
gov commons
Danish municipalities are increasingly using free and open source software for collaboration and innovation of ICT solutions. More than 10% of the country's municipalities last year joined the newly founded Open Website Community OS2. The group has already delivered a Drupal-based municipal content... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Feb 2013 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
open source city
The open government movement in the United States is well underway, though still brand new in terms relative to the pace of the workings of government. Change tends to be delivered slowly, as evident during President Obama’s re-election campaign this year when many of us had to remind ourselves... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Government can't be a vending machine
I recently co-founded an organization called OpenOakland with Code for America alumni Eddie Tejeda. One of our passions was that we both believe that government can and should be much more than a vending machine. It’s no secret that current local governments have a ton of changing to do, but we... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jan 2013 by spjika Feed
open source in use here
Great things for open government happened last year on November 15-16 at the 4th annual Capitol Camp event, organized and hosted by the New York State Senate and the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, in collaboration with the Center for Technology in Government. I have ... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jan 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Tug of war
Observing the open source public policy landscape over the past several months, one couldn’t be blamed for feeling optimistic. Government after government, it seemed, was stepping up and laying the ground work for public-sector adoption and private-sector growth of open standards and open source... Read more
4 comments Posted 18 Jan 2013 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
open government
A clear majority in the council of the Swiss city of Bern has voted for a switch to free and open source IT solutions. It instructs the city's IT department to make future IT purchases platform and vendor neutral and to prefer using open source solutions. This way, the council wants to rid the city... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Jan 2013 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
Open government year in review
It's been a great year for the open source movement in government. I feel like we've moved the needle on the transparency, collaboration, and participation fronts. More importantly, the open government movement saw a fair amount of code released under open source licenses and lots of activity in... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Dec 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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