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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
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

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