Are we on the cusp of seeing dramatic changes in the way governments operate by publishing and consuming open data? Mark Headd, Developer Evangelism at Accela seems to think so.
0 comments Posted 7 Sep 2015 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Indian flag with text: open source
The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement.
4 comments Posted 6 Aug 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge government. Paul Brownell tells policy-makers the best place for them to focus is on open source, where the future is happening.
1 comment Posted 3 Aug 2015 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
Code for Raleigh brigade captain describes three ways that volunteer civic hackers can help their city, county, or state municipalities, move code forward for their communities to make a positive impact for their community.
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2015 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. If there is one area in which the public interest calls for absolute transparency of the software and hardware used for performing data... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Mar 2015 by Luis Ibanez Feed
UN flag with open source in government text
Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open source movement to assert itself right now.
2 comments Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Mark Charmer Feed
Melanie Chernoff reflects on another great year for open source in government. She takes a look back at the articles published on this year and notices that most articles on the government sector fell into one of three categories: government policies, new tools available, and case... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Dec 2014 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Jason Hare, open data guru for the City of Raleigh in North Carolina compares human and API consumed data and makes these observations: Data consumed by humans have lower re-use value in that they are not being redistributed, and data that is served on a web/mobile [First] platform needs more work... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Dec 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
It was another year full of encouraging news on the open data front in states and municipalities across the country. New open data policies were approved in municipalities of all sizes from coast to coast, existing open data programs matured and sparked new innovations, and there were numerous... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Dec 2014 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Linux in government, department of defense
As the U.S. military continues its march toward virtualization, it will need to operate in an environment that runs on more agile solutions. Linux containers fit that bill nicely, enabling Defense Department agencies to take full advantage of virtualization benefits.
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2014 by David Egts (Red Hat) Feed