Government

To compete or collaborate
In Part I, we discussed the Senate Armed Services Committee (SACS)'s attempt to hobble the open source Accumulo project in the DOD. They directed the Department's CIO to jump through a number of reporting hoops before Accumulo would be allowed inside the DOD, and directed the Accumulo team to... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Jul 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
How would you reboot American government?
In 2008, representatives of the Personal Democracy Forum sent dozens of writers, pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, and think-tankers the following prompt:
1 comment Posted 3 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
An open source city takes shape: Open, online tools and data
Open government scored another victory when the City of Raleigh announced the Open Raleigh initiative—an online repository with open data, web and mobile applications, and links to participatory tools and organizations. It’s all part of Raleigh’s open source strategy focusing on transparency,... Read more
1 comment Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
European Parliament expects open source usage report
The European Parliament's Directorate General for Innovation and Technological Support is to produce report on the EP's free and open source software programmes. MEP Bart Staes (Group of the Green and European Free Alliance) on 10 May added this as a requirement for the discharge of the EP's 2010... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Jun 2012 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
The Accumulo challenge, part I
The dozens of software projects launched in the wake of Google's Big Table and Map Reduce papers have changed the way we handle large datasets. Like many organizations, the NSA began experimenting with these "big data" tools and realized that the open source implementations available at the time... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
The US government’s digital strategy
The White House recently launched its new roadmap for digital government. This included the publication of Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People (PDF version), the issuing of a Presidential directive and the announcement of White House Innovation... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jun 2012 by David Eaves Feed
Larry Lessig: The corruption of the American political system
Two years ago, I interviewed law professor, author, and Creative Commons co-founder Larry Lessig to discuss his work on institutional corruption and what he describes as the "economy of influence" in American politics. This week he was back in Durham, NC to discuss his new book, Republic, Lost: How... Read more
6 comments Posted 13 Jun 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
What open source can teach government officials
What started with a unanimous vote to adopt an open source resolution eventually became a long-term commitment to the open source way. How many of you have had an elected official attend a citizen-lead event? Probably some of you. But how many of you have had your entire city or town council attend... Read more
1 comment Posted 7 Jun 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
How do we reuse hackathon code?
With the sheer number of civic hackathons starting to reach a critical mass, some are asking whether the energy and drive embodied by these events can be directed to reusing existing applications or projects started at earlier events. This is an important issue, as some projects worked on at... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Sheba Najmi Feed
GovHack, GovCamp, GovJam aim to advance Gov 2.0 in Australia
Not one, but three upcoming events will bring more open government to Australia over the course of a week. GovHack, GovCamp, and GovJam will collectively allow citizens to interact with the public sector to collaborate, innovate, and share--advancing Gov 2.0 by using government data in new ways.
0 comments Posted 31 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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