Government

Race for Reuse
The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse. It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open source in the military
While preparing to attend the 4th Military Open Source Working Group meeting, it was refreshing and affirming to receive a notification for the event dress code: Please remember that this is an open source software event and in honor of the glorious developers, casual attire is expected. In the... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Oct 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Code for America buttons
My love affair with cities, San Francisco in particular, started early. Though my parents moved from San Francisco to the suburbs before I turned one, we visited the city often. One of my earliest memories of the City: In the family car driving up Interstate 280, face pressed to the window, I look... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Oct 2012 by Elizabeth Hunt Feed
5 Questions with...
According to the 2012 Web Index Report, modern technologies are critically under utilized in Ireland—making the work of citizens like Denis Parfenov significantly challenging. If he wants to open up the Irish government, he's got to find a way to open up the data.
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
a new dawn
As Luis Ibanez pointed out on Friday, Clay Shirky's latest TED Talk—exploring what open source version control systems may mean for democracy—is great food for thought. Shirky says tools like Git will one day transform democracy, because they will make it easier than ever for citizens to... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Oct 2012 by David Robinson Feed
open source lightning talks
Gunnar Hellekson, Technology Strategist for Red Hat's U.S. Public Sector Group, presents a timeline created by tying together data about software the government has released as open source. Interesting facts:
7 comments Posted 15 Oct 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Government two way
Clay Shirky has done it again. In a fascinating TED Talk, Shirky examines the impact that collaboration tools developed for and by open source communities will have on the way citizens participate in public life and how they can steer the political processes.
1 comment Posted 12 Oct 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open white house
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Director of New Media for the White House Macon Phillips held a roundtable at North Carolina Central University's School of Law last week to discuss open government projects spearheaded by the new Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
0 comments Posted 8 Oct 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Citizen participation
Open Colorado is announcing the third annual CityCamp Colorado unconference scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2012. The unconference will bring together people to share ideas that aim to enhance government transparency, citizen participation, and accountability. Ultimately, these goals look to... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Oct 2012 by ScottPrimeau Feed
Taking collaborative risks
Open source is about more than the code, it’s about the culture. The open culture that many open source communities embrace is entrenched in organizations like Code for America. It’s obvious as I sit here during the opening day of the Code for America Summit in San Francisco, CA. Jennifer Pahlka... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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