Government

Government may not have been good at software development and innovation in the past, but open source is changing the equation.
4 comments Posted 11 Mar 2015 by Borislav Iordanov Feed
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. If there is one area in which the public interest calls for absolute transparency of the software and hardware used for performing data... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Mar 2015 by Luis Ibanez Feed
How could communities earn the distinction of being a digital city? Wisely implemented, digital badges can help individuals and communities focus their energies on worthy goals.
5 comments Posted 10 Feb 2015 by Phil Shapiro Feed
In a short notice published last month, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it was retiring a number of Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) because they were obsolete. Notably, that list of retirements includes FIPS-185, and its best-known implementation... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Feb 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Open Forum Europe has initiated an effort to help the European Union (EU) institutions live up to their commitments to support open document formats when communicating with the public. The new fixmydocument.eu is giving a crowd-sourced voice to public frustration with software interoperability... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Feb 2015 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
A mapping event with OpenStreetMap (OSM) that will kick off on January 16, 2015 called #MapLesotho Mapathon. Last year, we had 5 out of 50,000 American OSM users participate. By contrast Germany had over 200 and Poland over 40. Let’s show the world that America can map with OSM! Help us #MapLesotho...
0 comments Posted 14 Jan 2015 by Jason Hare Feed
UN flag with open source in government text
Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. Akvo.org co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open source movement to assert itself right now.
2 comments Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Mark Charmer Feed
The City of Durham and Durham County governments in North Carolina are embarking on an open data partnership that will lay the groundwork for businesses, non-profits, journalists, universities, and residents to access and use the wealth of public data available between the two government... Read more
2 comments Posted 31 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on Opensource.com this year and notices that most articles on the government sector fell into one of three categories: government policies, new tools available, and case... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Dec 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Jason Hare, open data guru for the City of Raleigh in North Carolina compares human and API consumed data and makes these observations: Data consumed by humans have lower re-use value in that they are not being redistributed, and data that is served on a web/mobile [First] platform needs more work... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed

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