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Crowdfunding is everywhere. People are using it to fund watches, comic books, even famous film directors are doing it. In what is now a $6 billion industry globally, I think the most interesting, disruptive, and exciting work that's happening is in donation-based crowdfunding.
0 comments Posted 28 Aug 2014 by Rodrigo Davies Feed
open source news
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we share news on virtual certifications from the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere partnering with Google, government and GitHub, and more!
0 comments Posted 22 Aug 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
Mark Bohannon gives an overview of some new open initiatives by the U.S. federal government, including the Digital Services Playbook and the U.S. Digital Service. Both focus on a "default to open" mentality.
0 comments Posted 20 Aug 2014 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
In this interview with Pia Mancini, I investigate the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a platform for open government.
2 comments Posted 7 Aug 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 26 - August 1, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at OpenStack as the future of cloud computing, New Zealand's new government website, the stable release of CoreOS, and more!
1 comment Posted 1 Aug 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
Open government is great. At least, it was a few election cycles ago. FOIA requests, open data, seeing how your government works—it's arguably brought light to a lot of not-so-great practices, and in many cases, has spurred citizen-centric innovation not otherwise imagined before the information's... Read more
2 comments Posted 2 Jun 2014 by Ben Balter Feed
The administration in the Austrian capital, Vienna, is expanding its use of open source solutions, including on its workstations, because of new requirements, open data, budget constraints and the major shift towards smartphones and tablets. "Open source helps to solve IT vendor lock-in situations... Read more
5 comments Posted 26 May 2014 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
Simply put, the Code for America (CfA) Accelerator changed our company’s future. We had been on track for increasing sales and product development, and had already raised some angel funding, but from the first day, CfA’s staff and mentors brought us to new heights of understanding what we were... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 May 2014 by Nick Selby Feed
open source code
Before open data, there was FOIA. Beginning in 1967, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) empowered the public to request access to government documents. Unfortunately, some branches of government quickly began to push back, and within the decade the infamous phrase "can neither confirm... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 May 2014 by Tamara Manik-Perlman Feed
Hirschgarten, in the west of Munich, is one of Europe's biggest beer gardens, with over 8,000 places to sit. It's a spectacular sight in summer: hundreds of benches as far as the eye can see, trees providing some shelter from the heat, and a vast number of people relaxing and enjoying the city's... Read more
16 comments Posted 16 May 2014 by Linux Voice Feed

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