Government

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
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

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