Government

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
Open source is illegal?
Really?  Sadly, this isn't merely a provocative title, but rather is a real issue in some countries. The Slovak Republic is one of the few countries without localized Creative Commons licenses. Slovak copyright law does not consider open licenses such as CC or the GPL valid, because Slovak law... Read more
12 comments Posted 29 Aug 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America recently celebrated its second anniversary, and plans to recognize the individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the US government. Nominate an individual or project for an award. The categories... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Aug 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
GOSCON: Open source beyond cutting costs
The Government Open Source Conference, masterfully curated by Deb Bryant and the good people at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab, is one of my favorite open source events. Every year, they manage to pull together quality speakers from innovative agencies and projects in a warm,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Aug 2011 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Open source civic hackathon
Personal Democracy Forum‘s TechPresident recently published a post on the drawbacks of "civic hackathons" – weekends where, generally, developers and designers set out to solve city problems through coding and rapid prototyping in the course of 48 hours or less. This post, from TechPresident... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Aug 2011 by Jake Levitas Feed

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