open government

Open government policy developments in Australasia
In the past few months, the Australasian region has seen several developments building on their commitments to open government. Last week in New Zealand, the Ministers of Finance and Internal Affairs adopted a statement detailing a new Declaration on Open and Transparent Government. The... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Sep 2011 by Jane Park Feed
Harnessing citizen participation via social media and open source tools
Originally published at GovLoop.com Last week, I had the opportunity to present for the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO) summer meeting along with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Earlier this year, he announced that Baltimore County would be launching 23 technology initiatives and... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Aug 2011 by Andrew Krzmarzick Feed
Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America recently celebrated its second anniversary, and plans to recognize the individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the US government. Nominate an individual or project for an award. The categories... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Aug 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Open source civic hackathon
Personal Democracy Forum‘s TechPresident recently published a post on the drawbacks of "civic hackathons" – weekends where, generally, developers and designers set out to solve city problems through coding and rapid prototyping in the course of 48 hours or less. This post, from TechPresident... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Aug 2011 by Jake Levitas Feed
Last week, the Iceland Constitutional Council, made up of 25 Icelandic citizens, presented a bill to their parliament outlining a new constitution. The bill contains 114 articles in nine chapters, and includes elements for a more open government. It appears that the population will be given the... Read more
3 comments Posted 3 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, the Iceland Constitutional Council, made up of 25 Icelandic citizens, presented a bill to their parliament outlining a new constitution. The bill contains 114 articles in nine chapters, and includes elements for a more open government. It appears that the population will be given the... Read more
3 comments Posted 3 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
It is summer, and travel season is upon us. The annual summer air travel forecast released by the industry trade association for the leading US airlines predicts that those airlines will carry a total of 206.2 million passengers from June through August this year. That is an average of 2.24... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Jul 2011 by Harrison Gilbert Feed
When we talk about open government technology, it’s often in terms of open data, open source software, social media or crowd-sourced ideation and 311 tools. What’s rarely discussed is a truly open, transparent and comprehensive platform where citizens can comment or ask government questions and... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Jul 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
It's HOT in Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, and other nations around the world. Why? Because Kate Chapman, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), and many volunteers are improving local economies and creating an open map of the world.
0 comments Posted 18 Jul 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Recently I was in Berlin at OKCon organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation, and I must say it was a great event loaded with presentations and workshops; 10 hours a day, for two straight days, more than 50 sessions on 5 tracks on open data, open education, open economy and much more. Below, I’ve... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed

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