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Open comments, peace corps for geeks, and jobs
We'd like to highlight a few blog posts from GovLoop about open government and technology. In a previous post, we talked about GovLoop and the diversity and experience their community offers. It's a social network for the government community, focused on connecting people and sharing information... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open government communities survey--be counted
If you’re involved in open government, I encourage you to participate in this first informal open government communities survey. The objective of the short survey is to create a view of the broad community of constituents that comprise the open government movement, with a special interest in... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Deb Bryant Feed
Internet censorship in Slovak republic
Last week, the Slovak Ministry of Finance proposed a revision of communication law by extending it to create a list of websites to be banned by all Slovak Internet service providers (ISPs). Even more disturbing, this list would be maintained by the tax office in Bratislava, a governmental office.... Read more
5 comments Posted 15 Sep 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Australia and New Zealand governments launch open technology initiative
The Open Technology Foundation (OTF) is a collaborative initiative that delivers results through a close relationship between the government sector, information and communications technology (ICT) industry, and academia across Australia and New Zealand. It will be a conduit to other similar peak... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Sep 2011 by Steve Schmid Feed
Should any and all information generated with government funding be publicly ava
What do you think? Does the information paid for by taxes in a democracy belong to the people who helped pay for it? Or maybe governments have a right to keep secrets and an interest in doing so--everything can't be open.
10 comments Posted 13 Sep 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Should any and all information generated with government funding be publicly ava
What do you think? Does the information paid for by taxes in a democracy belong to the people who helped pay for it? Or maybe governments have a right to keep secrets and an interest in doing so--everything can't be open.
10 comments Posted 13 Sep 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
I want YOU to open source
I recently went to the MIL-OSS ("military open source software") 2011 Working Group (WG) / Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics included the open prosthetics project, releasing government-funded software as OSS, replacing MATLAB with Python, the "Open Technology Dossier Protocol" (OTDP),... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Sep 2011 by David A. Wheeler Feed
Open government policy developments in Australasia
In the past few months, the Australasian region has seen several developments building on their commitments to open government. Last week in New Zealand, the Ministers of Finance and Internal Affairs adopted a statement detailing a new Declaration on Open and Transparent Government. The... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Sep 2011 by Jane Park Feed
open source platform for .gov websites
In a new blog post, Gartner’s Andrea Di Maio asks if it’s time to pull the plug on government websites? Di Maio cites one Japanese city’s decision to migrate its online presence to Facebook as an example of an outside-the-box approach to government web operations. One comment from ‘Carolyn’ makes a... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Aug 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
Harnessing citizen participation via social media and open source tools
Originally published at GovLoop.com Last week, I had the opportunity to present for the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO) summer meeting along with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Earlier this year, he announced that Baltimore County would be launching 23 technology initiatives and... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Aug 2011 by Andrew Krzmarzick Feed

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