If you haven't heard of 18F, it's time to get them on your radar. In this interview, we speak with Python developer and 18F engineering director Kaitlin Devine before her talk at All Things Open in Raleigh.
Mark Bohannon calls attention to a report highlighting the positive elements of government open source adoption.
As the the encryption access debate heats up in the United States and abroad, Mark Bohannon weighs the consequences of revisiting the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).
Earlier this year, Croatian political party ORaH published a new policy that relies heavily on open source solutions, addresses the dangers off vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way.
The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement.
I’ve lived in many cities during my military career. Each time I’ve moved, I’ve had to deal with a new city’s website, and what I’ve learned is that there are great differences across each city's site design and in how much government data is online and accessible.
After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications technology (ICT) policy, the Digital Single Market Strategy, or DSM.
CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference, aiming to solve civic challenges with open technology and community input. We aim to partner with our local, county, and state government agencies to... Read more
While government software developers collaborate well today, 2009 was a different story. Much of the software was redundant, locked up by vendors and integrators, incompatible with other software, and had a small base of people who knew how to maintain it. In short, it was a challenge.
A strong society has a common ownership of its critical infrastructure. Akvo.org co-founder Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson discusses why open source software is right for developing countries' digital governance.