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Kansas City explores open government, civic life, and innovation
The exploration of open government and civic participation in Kansas City has already begun. This weekend, a new chapter begins. A chapter that will include open source, open data, citizen engagement, a Bike Walk hackathon, and more. In fact, it might materialize into several chapters that could... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open data takes a ride with geeks on DaBus
One of the first publicly available open dataset/API from the City & County of Honolulu is the one made available by O`ahu Transit Services, provider of The Bus service. With open data, anyone could develop an app using The Bus API and three such apps were built, Hea.theBus.org, Allb.us and an... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Apr 2012 by Burt Lum Feed
Is vendor lock-in costing Helsinki 3.4 million Euros per year?
A report on the City of Helsinki's pilot project for the use of OpenOffice in the public administrations leaves the public with more questions than answers. The city trialled the Free Software productivity suite on the laptops of council members for ten months in 2011. The suite enjoyed high... Read more
3 comments Posted 19 Apr 2012 by Karsten Gerloff Feed
Code for America's recruiting startups for Civic Startup Accelerator
Soon after we launched the Code for America (CfA) fellowship, we realized that to accomplish the kind of change we were seeking not only would government have to change but also the civic tech ecosystem. There needed to be more innovation, more dynamism, more entrepreneurship. City Hall needs... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Apr 2012 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on open source and "growing the pie"
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced one of the most progressive open source policies in the US government. They reiterated the current OMB and DOD guidance by making open source commercial software, but they also went one step further: code they write is open by... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Apr 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
World Bank announces open access policy
World Bank stakes leadership position by announcing open access policy and launching open knowledge repository under Creative Commons. The World Bank has announced a new Open Access Policy! Effective July 1, 2012, the Open Access Policy requires that all research outputs and knowledge products... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Apr 2012 by Diane Peters Feed
How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made open source both a policy and
For the first time a U.S. Federal Agency, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has come out with a policy that clearly delineates how taxpayer investments in technology should be handled. Since they say it best:
0 comments Posted 10 Apr 2012 by John Scott Feed
Next generation open data: Personal data access
Last Monday I had the pleasure of being in Mexico City for the OECD's (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) High Level Meeting on e-Government. CIO's from a number of countries were present - including Australia, Canada, the UK and Mexico (among others). But what really got me... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Apr 2012 by David Eaves Feed
Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries
The field of copyright is associated with important cultural, social, and technological aspects, all of which have to be taken into account when formulating policy in this field. In the last 20 years, copyright and  patent holders in different fields of industry and art have entered into a period... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Apr 2012 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
How open is too open?
Last month, we posted a survey asking, "If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why?" We got a great response–279 people voted and there were several comments. One commenter remarked that we should have made it multiple choice, avoiding an all-or-... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Mar 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed

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