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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
In part one of our interview with David Diaz, president and CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, we explored how open source is applied to economic development, how his organization works with local government, and the programs Downtown Raleigh Alliance has implemented. Now, David tells us how... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Amid the last two decades' astounding advances in consumer and enterprise technologies, governments at the city and county level—ones that are responsible for delivering public services every day—have largely been standing on the sidelines. Civic Commons is a new non-profit initiative that’s... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Aug 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
I've found myself hanging out more and more on GovLoop lately. It's a social network for the government community focused on connecting people and sharing information. It boasts more than 45,000 members, and I'm happy to be a part of the community. I first learned about GovLoop at a CityCamp event... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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