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catalog of open source projects
The Defense Advance Reseach Project Agency (DARPA) is one of the government-sponsored research agencies that most boldly explores the future of science and technology. Given that many of its research projects have military applications, it has been traditional for the agency to be secretive about... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Open data
So, with much help from various community members, I am pleased to say we are starting to gear up for Open Data Day 2014 on February 22. From its humble beginnings of a conversation between a few friends who were interested in promoting and playing with open data, last year Open Data Day had... Read more
3 comments Posted 31 Jan 2014 by David Eaves Feed
In December, the Italian government issued final rules implementing a change to procurement law that now requires all public administrations in the country to first consider re-used or free software before committing to proprietary licenses. Importantly, the new rules include an enforcement... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jan 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
Open Cloud Declaration
In mid-November, the open source/open standards advocacy group, Open Forum Europe (OFE), released an "Open Cloud Declaration," which identifies ten principles to help policy makers, industry, and other stakeholders find "a global and open approach to Cloud technologies and solutions." It is not a... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jan 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
OpenSaaS and Government IT
In recent years, open source software projects, and, separately, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) products have begun to significantly disrupt traditional technology vendor business models in government, making it easier and cheaper for governments to procure and implement the software... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Jan 2014 by Andrew Hoppin Feed
Top 10 open government articles in 2013
We have policies. Now what? In recent years, news of open source or open standards policies dominated our news feeds. Each new policy was hailed as a victory by advocates of open source. While there has been no shortage of successful news stories around open source implementations this year, we’ve... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Dec 2013 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
contest for citizen participation and local open government
Bloomberg Philanthropies recently launched the Mayors Challenge, a contest for funding in the European Union where large cities submit new, innovative ideas for solving local problems. The EU contest is modeled on a similar competition for cities in the United States, where more than 300 cities... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Dec 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
change through open government
When the US Federal government shutdown from October 1 - 16 this year, a small Drupal shop in the Washington DC area turned a list of freelance gigs for furloughed employees in a Google doc into a website in five hours. Unfurlough.us went live at 1:00 am EST on October 4, accumulating 50,000 page... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Dec 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open data in government
  These are my reflections on CityCamp Minnesota 2013, which occurred at St. Thomas in Minneapolis on November 9, 2013.  What was it, and what worked well? CityCamp MN 2013, hosted by Open Twin Cities and E-Democracy.org, was an event for civic hackers, open data nerds and advocates, and social... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Dec 2013 by Alexander Fink Feed
Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission (EC)
Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission (EC), has a website called Comment Neelie to initiate and maintain a two-way conversation between herself, as a politician, and the public, as citizens. Kroes says that it's "a channel to communicate, not just broadcast."
2 comments Posted 25 Nov 2013 by Robin Muilwijk Feed

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