Government

sustainable open data
The release of the Open Data Charter by the G8 is testimony to the growing importance of open data worldwide. The Charter recognizes the central role open data can play in improving government and governance and in stimulating growth through innovation in data-driven products and services. It... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Jul 2013 by Open Knowledge Feed
IRS opens data in government
The core task for Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is to repair the agency’s tarnished reputation and achieve greater efficacy and fairness in IRS investigations. Mr. Werfel can show true leadership by restructuring how the IRS handles its tax-... Read more
5 comments Posted 11 Jul 2013 by Beth Noveck Feed
free and open source software in government
See the FSFE's 'free software' questions for federal and local government at the Ask your candidates campaign page. The Free Software Foundation Europe published its free software-related election questions (in German) for this fall's elections to the German parliament, which will take place on... Read more
open government legislation
We're forecasting sunnier skies in Hawaii today, as Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign the state's first open data bill into law. The bill requires data already deemed public to be made available online and requires the state CIO to set policy and procedures that include "whenever... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Jul 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open source government ICT systems
The European Commission (EC) recently published an important report, officially a Communication: Against lock-in: building open ICT systems using standards. The Communication introduces and explains the need for the accompanying: Guide for procurement of standards-based ICT—Elements of Good... Read more
3 comments Posted 2 Jul 2013 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
open source governance and collaborative risk
"Ten years ago, open source—notably Linux—was often labelled a ‘fad’ or destined for the ‘hobbyist’ market,” said Mark Bohannon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs & Global Public Policy at Red Hat. "Fast forward to today. Owing not only to the benefits of the technology, but also to the... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Jul 2013 by Clarice Africa Feed
The Dave and Gunnar Show
In this episode of the Dave and Gunnar Show, I interviewed opensource.com's lead project manager, Jason Hibbets. He recently self-published a book advocating for citizen involvement in local government and shared with us how it's changing everything. Listeners get insight into how the open source... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
open government grants
We know how challenging fundraising can be. You start an innovative project using technology to make government more open and accessible and halfway through—you run out of money. Or maybe you know someone who is collecting municipal data and wants to make a cool app to help residents understand how... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Jun 2013 by Gabriela Schneider Feed
CMS in open government
NYC Community Board offices all have filing cabinets overflowing with hundreds of paper folders containing documents related to land use in their districts—board resolutions, liquor license applications, meeting minutes, Uniform Land Use Review Procedures, sidewalk cafe applications, and more. A... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Jun 2013 by Ellen McDermott Feed
open government
"Over the last ten years, open source has become unremarkable. I think that’s a great achievement. We no longer argue about whether it’s secure or not, or whether it’s safe to use. We focus now on how best to use open source to get the best value for every tax dollar," said Gunnar Hellekson, Chief... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jun 2013 by Clarice Africa Feed

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