Government

I've been toying with the idea of the how the open source way fits into the certain historical moments. With the United States celebrating Independence Day (Fourth of July), I started wondering if open source had any influence in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. So I'll ask you...
11 comments Posted 1 Jul 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
A week ago I wrote an article about the winners of the Open Data Challenge. The winner of the application category was ZNasichDani.sk ("From Our Taxes" in Slovak), which provides an interface for users to find the people standing behind companies and enterprises that are linked to government... Read more
1 comment Posted 28 Jun 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
How do you get techies, govies, and citizens to identify, collaborate, and start creating solutions for your local government? Host a CityCamp. It's easier than you think. The first CityCamp Raleigh started as a conversation about citizen engagement, but we realized that we could do more than just... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Jun 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Today in his Open Source Bridge keynote, Mayor Sam Adams of Portland, OR announced Project City Sync, the next step in making local and regional governments more transparent. Adams called on the attendees to help put coherence to city work, to help link up governments, and to put some framework to... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
You may have seen the news about Vivek Kundra, the United States' first Chief Information Officer (CIO), announcing he will leave the post for a fellowship at Harvard University. But will he leave behind an open source legacy? Here's an open thread for you to chime in on:
1 comment Posted 23 Jun 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
“Winning the Future through Open Innovation,” is a progress report recently released by Aneesh Chopra, US Chief Technology Officer, to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) on the Administration’s Open Government Initiative.The report highlights a number of programs at different... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Jun 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, the winners of the Open Data Challenge were announced at the First Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels. The competition was divided into three main  categories: idea, application and visualization. The winner in the idea category was bePart a mobile application that could increase... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Jun 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
On Monday I was invited to participate in the Energy panel of the President's Council of Jobs and Competitiveness.  After introductions by NCSU Chancellor Randy Woodson, North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, and US Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Chair of the Council (and Chairman and... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Jun 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
San Francisco will hold its second CityCamp, CityCampSF 2011, this Saturday, June 18, and include municipal employees, journalists, developers and neighborhood leaders “working on solutions for better communities and government.” The event is hosted by SF Department of Technology. We asked... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Jun 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
I was privileged this past weekend to be involved in a twenty-first century version of participatory government. CityCamp Raleigh was an 'unconference' with little planned structure other than the first day. We learned about unconferences, CityCamps in other cities, and problems facing citizens... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Jun 2011 by David Both Feed

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