Government

Last week, The White House published an Executive Order by which the default method for government data collection and dissemination must now be:
0 comments Posted 14 May 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Heat map of Raleigh open permit data
One of the keys to a successful open data portal is to make it useful for the end user. Citizens and developers should be able to understand data sets without needing a PhD. I've been following the progress of Raleigh, North Carolina's open data initiative, which launched a beta of their data.... Read more
3 comments Posted 13 May 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
government vending machine
I’m happy to announce the Version 3 release of Froide, the open source, Python-based platform for running Freedom of Information portals: allowing you to make requests to public entities by email and track responses, as well as, customize your instance to fit your campaign for government... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 May 2013 by Stefan Wehrmeyer Feed
Open Source, Open Standards 2013 conference report
Last week Open Source, Open Standards 2013 took place in London, an event focused on the public sector. Naturally these being two topics we’re very keen on here at OSS Watch I went along too. Overall the key message to take away from the event was just how central to public sector IT strategy these... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 May 2013 by Scott Wilson Feed
Citizen participation
"Got code?" is the theme of the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2013.1, the second in a series of unique day-long events designed to challenge the public to create web and mobile applications using Alameda County open data sets. The Apps Challenge will run from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, April... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Apr 2013 by Keith Carson Feed
government and citizens
Meet Kris Trujillo, Senior Software Architect at Accela. I met Trujillo at last year's CityCamp Colorado and was curious about how Accela is advancing the open government movement with their software. I was impressed to learn about some of their solutions aimed at government agencies and how those... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Apr 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
a new dawn
The term "Open Government" (OG, hereafter) has been used since the 70s to refer to the effort to reduce bureaucratic opacity and open up governments to public scrutiny. Current notions of OG are thus the result of more than four decades of endeavours to increase the transparency of government... Read more
3 comments Posted 4 Apr 2013 by Pedro Prieto Martin Feed
wavegraph
Open source is used just about everywhere, but when it comes to "safety-critical" systems, like software that flies planes or controls medical equipment, most of us assume that open source just doesn't fit the bill. The regulations and requirements are rigorous, and ill-suited to the usual "fail... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Apr 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Standing on the shoulder of giants
One of the ways Obama won the 2012 election was with technology. It wasn’t the only way, but technology offered one thing that feet on the street couldn’t: a force multiplier effect. The technology used during the campaign to accept donations and manage volunteers was based on open source and open... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Mar 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
two way government
For many, Gov 2.0 is about putting government in the hands of citizens. Whether it’s a mobile app alerting residents to a local meeting or checking social media networks to see which roads are clear for the morning commute. The term should be defined primarily by its utility in helping citizens or... Read more
2 comments Posted 27 Mar 2013 by Logan Harper Feed

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