open government

Quit complaining and start innovating
There are only a few days left to apply. Code for America is looking for developers, designers, researchers, data scientists, and product managers for their 2014 Fellowship. It's a chance to make a difference with code, design, data, and much more.
0 comments Posted 30 Jul 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
sustainable open data
The release of the Open Data Charter by the G8 is testimony to the growing importance of open data worldwide. The Charter recognizes the central role open data can play in improving government and governance and in stimulating growth through innovation in data-driven products and services. It... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Jul 2013 by Open Knowledge Feed
open government legislation
We're forecasting sunnier skies in Hawaii today, as Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign the state's first open data bill into law. The bill requires data already deemed public to be made available online and requires the state CIO to set policy and procedures that include "whenever... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Jul 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open source governance and collaborative risk
"Ten years ago, open source—notably Linux—was often labelled a ‘fad’ or destined for the ‘hobbyist’ market,” said Mark Bohannon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs & Global Public Policy at Red Hat. "Fast forward to today. Owing not only to the benefits of the technology, but also to the... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Jul 2013 by Clarice Africa Feed
The Dave and Gunnar Show
In this episode of the Dave and Gunnar Show, I interviewed opensource.com's lead project manager, Jason Hibbets. He recently self-published a book advocating for citizen involvement in local government and shared with us how it's changing everything. Listeners get insight into how the open source... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
government and patent law
Congress is beginning to focus on the abusive use of patents by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) with new legislative proposals. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and a wide variety of witnesses highlighted the PAE problem in hearings last winter. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman... Read more
4 comments Posted 24 Jun 2013 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
open government
"Over the last ten years, open source has become unremarkable. I think that’s a great achievement. We no longer argue about whether it’s secure or not, or whether it’s safe to use. We focus now on how best to use open source to get the best value for every tax dollar," said Gunnar Hellekson, Chief... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jun 2013 by Clarice Africa Feed
hacking for change in open government
On June 1, the City of Oakland will co-host ReWrite Oakland as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. ReWrite Oakland will be an all day writeathon that will culminate with the launch of a new website called "Oakland Answers," based on last year’s Code for America project "Honolulu Answers."... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Jun 2013 by Nicole Neditch Feed
The Dave and Gunnar Show podcast
The Dave and Gunnar Show is a new podcast series talking about government, open source, and a sprinkling of Red Hat projects. I recently discovered it and thought the opensource.com audience might enjoy it too. What do you think? Episode 10, Go Ugly Early particulary struck me. Give it a listen:
1 comment Posted 31 May 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open data across US parties
As those steeped in the policy wonk geekery of open data are likely already aware, last Thursday the President of the United States issued an Executive Order Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.
1 comment Posted 30 May 2013 by David Eaves Feed

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