Government

An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site. Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So far so good. But is this for real?
14 comments Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site. Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So far so good. But is this for real?
14 comments Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Two countries, separated by a common IT market
The UK Cabinet Office has made no secret of its enthusiasm for open source software. They've provided a Government Action Plan, included open source in their ICT Strategy, and even provided an Open Source Procurement Toolkit for government buyers. They see the same benefits as their US counterparts... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Dec 2011 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Granicus hosts CityCampSF Hackathon to promote civic innovation and open governm
Guest post by Granicus. Granicus is partnering with CityCampSF to host a 24-hour Open Government Hackathon in San Francisco, December 11-12th at Granicus Headquarters. The event is bringing together developers and other creative professionals to build applications that deliver valuable resources... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Dec 2011 by Adriel Hampton Feed
CityCamp Honolulu
The theme that emerged from the first CityCamp Honolulu, held on December 3 (the 17th CityCamp held worldwide), was restoring citizen confidence in their government. In a very collaborative and participatory atmosphere, organizers looked to citizens to generate ideas for the City of Honolulu's... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
International open data hackathon--It’s coming together
A number of things have started to really come together for this Saturday, Dec 3rd. I've noticed a number of new cities being tweeted about (hello Kuala Lumpur & Oakland!) and others adding themselves to the wiki. Indeed, we seem to be above 40 cities. It is hard to know how many people... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Nov 2011 by David Eaves Feed
The Open Source Procurement Toolkit: Still crippled by "free"
The recent release of the Open Source Procurement Toolkit by the Cabinet Office has been interesting and encouraging, even if it did stir in me a certain scepticism that things will be different this time round. Under both Labour and Conservative administrations, the Cabinet Office has been tasked... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Nov 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
Showing aloha through open government
The City of Honolulu is calling all citizens to join the open government movement on December 3 and to prove the value of government data as a platform. They hope to entice citizens to shape the future of their city by identifying open government opportunities, discussing technology, and... Read more
7 comments Posted 28 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
State legislatures around the United States have been going through a redistricting process where they are updating the electoral boundaries that will impact future elections. Do you think the open source way could play a role in this process?
1 comment Posted 25 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open government, what is it really?
Below are my notes from the talk I gave at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2011 on open government, where I tried to go into some of the practicalities of open government implementation and projects. I had a great response from the packed room, so thanks everyone for attending (and for... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Nov 2011 by Pia Waugh Feed

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