open government

Standing on the shoulder of giants
One of the ways Obama won the 2012 election was with technology. It wasn’t the only way, but technology offered one thing that feet on the street couldn’t: a force multiplier effect. The technology used during the campaign to accept donations and manage volunteers was based on open source and open... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Mar 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
two way government
For many, Gov 2.0 is about putting government in the hands of citizens. Whether it’s a mobile app alerting residents to a local meeting or checking social media networks to see which roads are clear for the morning commute. The term should be defined primarily by its utility in helping citizens or... Read more
2 comments Posted 27 Mar 2013 by Logan Harper Feed
public domain
In October, I used "We the People" as an example of how to get citizens engaged with government in an open manner. In November, those engaged citizens petitioned the government to consider building a Death Star. By January, enough signatures had been gathered to garner the administration’s... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Mar 2013 by Matt Micene Feed
Open government
Download our free eBook: Open Voices: Applying open source principles to government This is the soft launch in PDF form of this eBook that collects our best articles about open government initiatives from around the world. In them, our authors discuss the intersection of open source and government... Read more
5 comments Posted 1 Mar 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
a new dawn
The White House responded last week to the petition: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research. It was posted to the We the People petition site and got 65,704 signatures (the minimum required is 25,000). Notable excerpts:
4 comments Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open states
After more than four years of work from volunteers and a full-time team here at Sunlight we're immensely proud to launch the full Open States site with searchable legislative data for all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Open States is the only comprehensive database of activities from all state... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2013 by Nicko Margolies Feed
Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America (OSFA) announced today the opening of its nomination period for the annual OSFA awards. Each year, the organization recognizes individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the U.S. government.
0 comments Posted 20 Feb 2013 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Code Across America
Code Across America is scheduled for February 22-24. It will be a weekend of community building and moving the needle for more openness in local governments across the United States.
2 comments Posted 12 Feb 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
liberate docs
The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America, but it had one of the largest problems to solve: how to make it easier to take an idea for a small business from conception to reality. From a concept to a permit. They created an online permitting portal... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2013 by Emily Jarvis Feed
open source in use here
Great things for open government happened last year on November 15-16 at the 4th annual Capitol Camp event, organized and hosted by the New York State Senate and the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, in collaboration with the Center for Technology in Government. I have ... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jan 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed

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