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open data standards
What's going on at the International Telecommunications Union? Earlier this month, the IEEE, Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Society, and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) signed a joint agreement to affirm and adhere to a set of principles that... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Sep 2012 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Open the White House
This week, in the latest step to connect citizen developers with the tools they need to unlock government data, the White House updated their website to include a developers resources section. More than a mere technical reference post, the White House affirmed that:
1 comment Posted 13 Sep 2012 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
community
In his recent post, Glyn Moody asks an important question: "Can open source be democratic?" He describes how free software emerged as a distributed, bottom-up system of writing code. The central defining aspects of that culture are a uniquely open process not just of programming but also of its... Read more
5 comments Posted 10 Sep 2012 by Mirko Boehm Feed
Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments. While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing?... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments. While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing?... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
two-way street sign
In recent weeks we've seen a number of projects in the area of collaborative legislation that operate similarly to open source software. Today, you can find French, German, and Swiss proposals in git repositories. If you're a developer familiar with these tools, it's easy for you to review the... Read more
5 comments Posted 4 Sep 2012 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
open source lightning talks
Do you see government as an institution without much room for growth and change? The open source way is creating a path for citizens to become empowered and help their community make improvements where traditional methods have failed—through active participation, gained knowledge, and a two-way... Read more
2 comments Posted 31 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
locked up
Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal government should share government-developed software under an open source license. OSFA's petition has since expired with not enough votes, but stay tuned for future efforts on this issue. Three top... Read more
11 comments Posted 21 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
locked up
Open Source for America has asked the White House to "Free the Code," meaning that the U.S. federal government should share government-developed software under an open source license. OSFA's petition has since expired with not enough votes, but stay tuned for future efforts on this issue. Three top... Read more
11 comments Posted 21 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Open data
In March 2012 I reported in a post entitled “Open by design” a paper by Harlan Yu and David Robinson entitled “The New Ambiguity of Open Government“. A discussion of the paper has now appeared on the World Bank blog by Anupama Dokeniya entitled “Opening Government Data. But Why?” [A thank you to... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Aug 2012 by Greatemancipator Feed

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