open government

What makes a city open source?
What qualities make a city open source? Is it technology, government policies, or businesses? No. It's the mindset of the people. It's the philosophy and the culture. About a year ago, I started trying to define an open source city.  I'm very interested in seeing my own city (Raleigh, NC) become a... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Does your local government promote meaningful citizen engagement?
In a previous post I discussed how Faith Gordon requested the City Council in Lackawanna, NY to make available to the public copies of the entire Council meeting agenda not just a summary. Ms. Gordon requested that the entire City Council meeting agenda including resolutions, memos etc. be put... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Jan 2012 by Paul Wolf Feed
Code for America opens 2013 application period
Does your city need to solve a big civic problem? Cities across the United States can now submit their Code for America applications for 2013. Boston, Philadelphia, and Seattle have just wrapped up their 2011 projects. We're eager to see what happens in Austin, Detroit, Chicago, Honolulu, Macon,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Five essential elements of an open government unconference
Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've been involved with open source for over a decade, but I never got involved in a community project in any significant way--until I found CityCamp. I haven't submitted a single line of code, but I'm... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source
According to a computing.co.uk article entitled Open Source: The government's commitment so far, most of the IT technology used in the UK government is still proprietary and comes from single vendors. Open source adoption by government agencies in the UK is progressing, but is still being hindered... Read more
4 comments Posted 3 Jan 2012 by Jeffrey A. McGuire Feed
Open government: 2011 in review
2011 was a great year for open government. Whether you're at the grassroots level in your community or battling political red tape and changing or creating policies, a lot happened in 2011 to advance open government. As we did last year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on what's happened... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Code for America: CityCamp is seriously local
Saturday December 3, CityCamp Honolulu packed the student center at the University of Hawaii. The one-day event brought together nearly 150 locals to discuss and plan for updating the interface for Honolulu’s city services. Forest Frizzell, director of the City’s department of information... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Dec 2011 by Alissa Black Feed
What action or organization did the most to advance open government in the U.S.
What a year for open government. Lots of data was opened, governments worldwide started to collaborate and become more transparent, platforms were created, partnerships were formed, and Code for America wrapped up a successful year. That's just the tip of iceberg. I'd like to ask you: What do you... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
What action or organization did the most to advance open government in the U.S.
What a year for open government. Lots of data was opened, governments worldwide started to collaborate and become more transparent, platforms were created, partnerships were formed, and Code for America wrapped up a successful year. That's just the tip of iceberg. I'd like to ask you: What do you... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Two countries, separated by a common IT market
The UK Cabinet Office has made no secret of its enthusiasm for open source software. They've provided a Government Action Plan, included open source in their ICT Strategy, and even provided an Open Source Procurement Toolkit for government buyers. They see the same benefits as their US counterparts... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Dec 2011 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed

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