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open government
A clear majority in the council of the Swiss city of Bern has voted for a switch to free and open source IT solutions. It instructs the city's IT department to make future IT purchases platform and vendor neutral and to prefer using open source solutions. This way, the council wants to rid the city... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Jan 2013 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
Open government year in review
It's been a great year for the open source movement in government. I feel like we've moved the needle on the transparency, collaboration, and participation fronts. More importantly, the open government movement saw a fair amount of code released under open source licenses and lots of activity in... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Dec 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open government
I wanted to share my notes with you all from this TED talk with Clay Shirky. You can watch the video—and I recommend that you do—but since I took notes I figured I’d share my textual summary as well!
1 comment Posted 19 Dec 2012 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
open government
Open government means different things to different people. Is it about transparency, collaboration, or participation? Maybe it’s a combination of all three? If you listen to Tim O’Reilly speak about open government, he'll tell you about his vision of government as a platform. 
22 comments Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open party
The petitions for Texas and other states to secede from the U.S. on the White House’s "We the People" site have drawn a great deal of attention in the past couple of days. I find it highly ironic that people are protesting following the re-election of the Administration by using the very platform... Read more
6 comments Posted 14 Nov 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Race for Reuse
The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse. It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Race for Reuse
The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse. It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open source in the military
While preparing to attend the 4th Military Open Source Working Group meeting, it was refreshing and affirming to receive a notification for the event dress code: Please remember that this is an open source software event and in honor of the glorious developers, casual attire is expected. In the... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Oct 2012 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Code for America buttons
My love affair with cities, San Francisco in particular, started early. Though my parents moved from San Francisco to the suburbs before I turned one, we visited the city often. One of my earliest memories of the City: In the family car driving up Interstate 280, face pressed to the window, I look... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Oct 2012 by Elizabeth Hunt Feed
5 Questions with...
According to the 2012 Web Index Report, modern technologies are critically under utilized in Ireland—making the work of citizens like Denis Parfenov significantly challenging. If he wants to open up the Irish government, he's got to find a way to open up the data.
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed

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