open gov

citizen participation in open government
By guest author Kelsey Foster Scandals, mismanagement, and back-room deals; the City of New Orleans has long endured a legacy of opaque policies and decision-making processes closed to its citizens. A historic disconnect caused by the city’s lack of available information has led to generations of... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 May 2014 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Creative Commons licenses
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs, and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources. To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch,... Read more
1 comment Posted 30 Mar 2014 by Cable Green Feed
change by citizens
This is the second post in a short series in effort to recognize and celebrate the close of the 2013 Code for America Incubator. This new program was created to support Code for America Fellows as they work towards building startup companies to scale and sustain their Fellowship projects. The Code... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Aug 2013 by Michelle Lee Feed
FutureGov event report
On May 22, eighteen senior officials from the Singapore Government gathered at the FutureGov lunch briefing Open Source, Open Government—to discuss how open source technology can drive openness and innovation in the public sector. The senior IT decision makers attending the event were from agencies... Read more
2 comments Posted 7 Jun 2013 by Clarice Africa 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
government and citizens
Rock the Vote needed a way to manage the fast growth of the data handled by its Web-based voter registration application. The organization turned to GlusterFS replicated volumes to allow for filesystem size upgrades on its virtualized hosting infrastructure without incurring downtime.
0 comments Posted 8 Mar 2013 by Jason Brooks (Red Hat) Feed
2012: Open innovation for government
As we turn the calendar to the new year, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on what we've done here at Civic Commons over the past year, what we've learned, and where we're planning on heading next. It's been a busy year for us. While the Civic Commons initiative began, slowly, as an informal... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Feb 2012 by Nick Grossman Feed
Crowdsourced ideas make participating in government cool again
The PA Times, published by the American Society of Public Administration, issued a special edition called "From Bureaucratic to Cool: A Call for Public Service." My article on “Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again” describes how government agencies on all levels are... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Dec 2011 by Ines Mergel Feed
State legislatures around the United States have been going through a redistricting process where they are updating the electoral boundaries that will impact future elections. Do you think the open source way could play a role in this process?
1 comment Posted 25 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Creative Commons: You are the power of open
Creative Commons recently launched their 2011 Creative Commons annual campaign: You are the power of open. Creative Commons has a significant influence on open government efforts, at all levels of government, worldwide.
3 comments Posted 11 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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