civic action

Open source as a civic duty

make things better

I occasionally get asked why I spend so much of my free time writing software and giving it away for free. There are a number of reasons for this—I like to build things and I use it as an excuse to practice and improve my skills—but one of the most driving motivators for me is that I see open source contributions as a civic duty, a moral obligation to the rest of the world.

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Default to open data: an Executive Order

transparency in government

Last week, The White House published an Executive Order by which the default method for government data collection and dissemination must now be: » Read more

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