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Community spotlight: 5 questions with John Scott, military software development
Meet John Scott. He is a systems engineer in Alexandria, Virginia. Scott has worked extensively on open source software policy for the US government and military--and helped found MIL-OSS and Open Source for America. On opensource.com, community is very important. We want to continue to recognize... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Feb 2012 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
How San Francisco can get its gov 2.0 groove back
There’s been a great deal of discussion lately around the topic of government innovation, especially here in San Francisco, with the appointment of a new chief innovation officer, a new “civic accelerator,” a new venture with a consortium of Bay Area technology companies and a new technology and... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2012 by Luke Fretwell Feed
Two reasons I love blogging: Helping out great communities
Non profits and governments...this is how open source works: If someone is doing something that is of value to you, help make it better. There have been two great examples of this type of behaviour on my blog over the past week.
0 comments Posted 10 Feb 2012 by David Eaves Feed
How to get your city to pass an open government policy
Raleigh, NC—City Council adopts open source policy Today, the Raleigh City Council passed an Open Source Government Resolution, unanimously, promoting the use of open source software and open data. The resolution includes language that puts open source software on the same playing field as... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
2012: Open innovation for government
As we turn the calendar to the new year, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on what we've done here at Civic Commons over the past year, what we've learned, and where we're planning on heading next. It's been a busy year for us. While the Civic Commons initiative began, slowly, as an informal... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Feb 2012 by Nick Grossman Feed
Open thread: An open House of Representatives?
Today, the US House of Representatives is hosting a 2-day conference about how they can be more open and transparent about what they do under the dome. They are exploring ideas and recommendations on how to create transparency
0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Solving the common standards problem in the open data space
Last year during my Open Government Data Camp keynote speech on The State of Open Data 2011 I mentioned how I thought the central challenge for open data was shifting from getting data open (still a big issue, but a battle that is starting to be won) to getting all that open data in some common... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Jan 2012 by David Eaves Feed
How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
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

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