Mark Bohannon gives an overview of some new open initiatives by the U.S. federal government, including the Digital Services Playbook and the U.S. Digital Service. Both focus on a "default to open" mentality.
Pia Mancini discusses the challenges DemocracyOS faces and how Democracia en Red is planning to overcome them
Open source news for your reading pleasure. August 9 - 15, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at OpenStreetMap's 10th birthday, open source medical devices, and more!
Three things that need to change for government to open source all software it creates.
In this interview with Pia Mancini, I investigate the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a platform for open government.
Open source news for your reading pleasure. June 14 - 20, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we check out New Relic's Docker deployment tool, a DIY brain recording rig from Open Ephys, and more.
The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) project is an index of linked open data citations and ontological connections that cross-tabulate the following:
Open government is great. At least, it was a few election cycles ago. FOIA requests, open data, seeing how your government works—it's arguably brought light to a lot of not-so-great practices, and in many cases, has spurred citizen-centric innovation not otherwise imagined before the information's... Read more
The administration in the Austrian capital, Vienna, is expanding its use of open source solutions, including on its workstations, because of new requirements, open data, budget constraints and the major shift towards smartphones and tablets. "Open source helps to solve IT vendor lock-in situations... Read more
Not long ago, the working definitions of "open government" and "open data" barely overlapped. Open government was all about holding up government to public scrutiny via Watergate-era methods—namely, making sure that meetings were held in public and that agencies responded to requests for... Read more