open government

open source city
The future for Raleigh, NC as an open global city is very promising. There is a strong, participatory culture that is both leading and adding value to the open source, open government, and open data movements happening across the globe. The elected officials and city staff in Raleigh, particularly... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Oct 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open source control not desirable
I attended the NSA Open Source Industry Day in Maryland this year and thought I'd summarize what did and didn't surprise me. We'll see if these observations prove controversial or helpful! More importantly we'll see if organizations can effectively manage, govern, and secure their applications... Read more
4 comments Posted 23 Sep 2013 by Mark Troester Feed
open government apps
Government CIOs have ample resources to do a great job for their communities and citizens. They have smart, well-intentioned people working for them and more low-hanging fruit than most private-sector CIOs dream of. The biggest problem is not budgetary, legal, or policy constraints, although those... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Sep 2013 by Ben Balter Feed
cloud in open government
The federal government’s march to the cloud has, at times, seemed more like a cautious ballet than anything else. While cloud-based projects are slowly rolling out, much of the agency emphasis is on private or community clouds as opposed to public providers. Security and data handling concerns play... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Sep 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
open government two way
It’s a relatively quiet time for most governments around the world right now. Typically, during this time there are few new initiatives, policies, or announcements related to open source. So, it’s a good time to consider the trends of the first half of the year and ponder what the remainder of this... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Sep 2013 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
the commons governance
Originally posted on Shareable. Reposted under Creative Commons. Written by Cat Johnson, a freelance writer focused on community, the sharing economy, the commons, and music. She's also a music lover and player. Follow her at Twitter. David Bollier is no stranger to politics. The author, activist... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Aug 2013 by Shareable Feed
What is a citizen CIO?
Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation from community interest groups and citizens on the rise, we’re beginning to see the start of a new movement within open government: telling our... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Aug 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation from community interest groups and citizens on the rise, we’re beginning to see the start of a new movement within open government: telling our... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Aug 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
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

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