Government

Crowdsourcing the State of the Union
Mozilla partners with public media to empower citizen engagement in U.S. election coverage Tuesday's State of the Union Address from U.S. President Barack Obama will include something special: crowdsourced captions and subtitles provided by everyday citizens around the world.
0 comments Posted 24 Jan 2012 by OpenMatt Feed
Ideas for your open government
Open Government Partnership is a global effort initialized by the government of United States to make worldwide governments better. To this date, 46 countries have committed to take steps to change their government to more open, more transparent, and more valuable for the citizens. Individual... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Jan 2012 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Calling all open government communities: Where do you start?
How does someone new to the open government movement know where to start? Where can they can get involved and align their interests and passions with a community already hard at work? There are myriad open government communities, ranging from Code for America to The Sunlight Foundation, GovLoop to... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Honolulu looks to build new local tools and applications
For a 24 hour period, on January 20-21, 2012, starting at 5 p.m., a mix of programmers and entrepreneurs--partnered with City and County of Honolulu officials and armed with an broad array of government data--will come together to develop applications designed to improve the day-to-day lives of... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jan 2012 by Ryan Feed
What makes a city open source?
What qualities make a city open source? Is it technology, government policies, or businesses? No. It's the mindset of the people. It's the philosophy and the culture. About a year ago, I started trying to define an open source city.  I'm very interested in seeing my own city (Raleigh, NC) become a... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
NYT features Chicago’s "Adopt-a-Sidewalk"
As the Windy City prepares for another major snow season, Chicago’s CTO John Tolva and team have been hard at work, turning out a robust suite of online tools to help citizens track and even support the city’s management efforts: ChicagoShovels.org. The New York Times recently featured their... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Does your local government promote meaningful citizen engagement?
In a previous post I discussed how Faith Gordon requested the City Council in Lackawanna, NY to make available to the public copies of the entire Council meeting agenda not just a summary. Ms. Gordon requested that the entire City Council meeting agenda including resolutions, memos etc. be put... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Jan 2012 by Paul Wolf Feed
Code for America opens 2013 application period
Does your city need to solve a big civic problem? Cities across the United States can now submit their Code for America applications for 2013. Boston, Philadelphia, and Seattle have just wrapped up their 2011 projects. We're eager to see what happens in Austin, Detroit, Chicago, Honolulu, Macon,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Five essential elements of an open government unconference
Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've been involved with open source for over a decade, but I never got involved in a community project in any significant way--until I found CityCamp. I haven't submitted a single line of code, but I'm... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source
According to a computing.co.uk article entitled Open Source: The government's commitment so far, most of the IT technology used in the UK government is still proprietary and comes from single vendors. Open source adoption by government agencies in the UK is progressing, but is still being hindered... Read more
4 comments Posted 3 Jan 2012 by Jeffrey A. McGuire Feed

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