Government

five questions with an opensource contributor
As the Community Manager of GovLoop—a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals—Andrew Krzmarzick suspects his role is pretty similar to leading an open source project. The open source way guides the company's decisions, communications, and interactions... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Open source in government
Since the workers’ party won the Brazilian Presidential election in 2003, an open source movement has continued to grow in government and public spheres. Now, the country appears to be at the forefront of open source initiatives, which isn’t news to most inside the community that, despite initial... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Aug 2012 by Fabio Muller Feed
Open brand
Do governments care about branding? You bet they do. With today's economic climate, governments are looking for ways to get an economic edge and create jobs. One of the ways to get ahead today is to create a perception or a promise that the locale is business-friendly, innovative, creative, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open brand
Do governments care about branding? You bet they do. With today's economic climate, governments are looking for ways to get an economic edge and create jobs. One of the ways to get ahead today is to create a perception or a promise that the locale is business-friendly, innovative, creative, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Venn diagram of data types
Resistance to open data is much older than the concept of open data itself. Those who control—and/or benefit from the control of—data have traditionally resisted its open dissemination. This resistance is being steadily eroded by government policy (see open data policies in the US, UK, and a long... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Aug 2012 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
Transparency in government
Interested citizens and government professionals, meet your new pal, Scout. It sends you notifications when new developments in government happen—your government, your departments of interest, your items of relevance.  We caught up with Scout's creator, Eric Mill, a web and mobile developer at... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Code for Communities
UPDATE: Six mobile applications have been selected for teams to work on.  Each app targets a different facet of the community where there is an information gap.  The apps will be released with open source code to benefit the community. The following apps have been chosen:
0 comments Posted 30 Jul 2012 by Brian Gryth Feed
Transparency in government
Recently, I created and launched a new website for the Sunlight Foundation called Scout. It's the product I'm the most proud of building in my three years there. It is essentially a search and notification engine for government action. Simple idea, simple presentation, and it's easy to compare... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Jul 2012 by Eric Mill Feed
Transparency
In case you haven't noticed, it's an election year in the United States. And with the election in full swing, there is a plethora of data, from a myriad of sources, about what is on the mind of the electorate, what is driving voters to make their decisions, and how they are likely to vote.
0 comments Posted 24 Jul 2012 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America launched a petition Thursday to "Free the Code," an effort to encourage the U.S. federal government to release custom-developed, taxpayer-funded software as open source by default. "Free the Code is an initiative to start a national conversation on taxpayer investments in... Read more
3 comments Posted 23 Jul 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed

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