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change through open government
When the US Federal government shutdown from October 1 - 16 this year, a small Drupal shop in the Washington DC area turned a list of freelance gigs for furloughed employees in a Google doc into a website in five hours. Unfurlough.us went live at 1:00 am EST on October 4, accumulating 50,000 page... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Dec 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open data in government
  These are my reflections on CityCamp Minnesota 2013, which occurred at St. Thomas in Minneapolis on November 9, 2013.  What was it, and what worked well? CityCamp MN 2013, hosted by Open Twin Cities and E-Democracy.org, was an event for civic hackers, open data nerds and advocates, and social... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Dec 2013 by Alexander Fink Feed
Hack the Stacks
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between local government, non-profits, the media, and the community four months later. What they came to understand was that we can grow stronger when we work... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Nov 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open government apps
This is a condensed version of the blog post: Hey Civic Hackers! How about leaving the ninja skills at home and building really useful applications? It includes more analogies and cars. Comments welcome. Most hackers are deeply involved in the tech scene. They keep up to date with the latest... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Nov 2013 by Steven Pousty (Red Hat) Feed
not confidential government software
The on-going debate regarding the use of free and open source software in the Italian Public Administration (PA) seems to be coming to a satisfactory conclusion. Italian public administrations are now obliged to give priority to free and open source software. This preference, however, cannot be... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Nov 2013 by Guglielmo Troiano Feed
tranparency for open government
Today, transparency is a critical aspect in all areas of government. With Internet access, citizens are looking for more information about what is going on in their cities and are looking for more ways to hold their government representatives accountable. One of the best ways to provide... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Oct 2013 by Logan Harper Feed
open source experience
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Jason Hibbets wears many hats. One is red—he's a project manager for the open source leader, Red Hat. And, the rest are for newly defined roles in open source—including local government open source advocate and contributor. But, one of the... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Oct 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open data in government
Authored by Lindsey Marchessault Over the past year, the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) has facilitated a global consultation process to create a set of open contracting principles. The principles reflect norms and best practices from around the world related to disclosure and participation in... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Sep 2013 by Open Contracting 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 data
If you live in the southeastern US (aka the Bible Belt) as I do, you’ve probably been to a church revival or two (or twenty). Revival is an event intended to light a fire under the 'faithful,' as opposed to the newcomer. As I sat at NC Datapalooza last week, I felt that I was in a revival, without... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Sep 2013 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed

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