Open Government Directive

Report Card on Federal Openness

Open Source for America (OSFA) has announced a report card scoring the openness  of federal  agencies and departments!  Today marks the six-month anniversary of the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive, a big step towards greater transparency, collaboration, and participation in government.
» Read more

1 Comment

Sound off: What is open government?

Last month, the Obama Administration issued its Open Government Directive, that requires each US agency to publish an Open Government Plan by April 7, 2010. Open Source for America (OSFA) intends to grade the various U.S. government agencies and their policies and practices as they relate to open source software and openness more generally. And they’re asking for YOUR help in shaping their Draft Guidelines for Open Government Plans. » Read more

3 Comments

Video: Innovation, collaboration, and government mandates

If you haven't already, you should meet Venky Hariharan. He's one of the most passionate and articulate advocates for open source and open standards in India or anywhere else. Every time we meet, I get a little smarter. At our last meeting, we were lucky enough to have a video camera. » Read more

0 Comments

Five questions with Anil Rathi of Idea Crossing

What the heck is an innovation competition? Can we compete and collaborate at the same time? Could we solve world hunger through collaborative competition?

I quizzed Anil Rathi, CEO of Idea Crossing, a company that hosts innovation competitions on behalf of companies and organizations, on these questions and more. » Read more

0 Comments