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open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city.... Read more
8 comments Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
hacking for change in open government
On June 1, the City of Oakland will co-host ReWrite Oakland as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. ReWrite Oakland will be an all day writeathon that will culminate with the launch of a new website called "Oakland Answers," based on last year’s Code for America project "Honolulu Answers."... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Jun 2013 by Nicole Neditch Feed
open data across US parties
As those steeped in the policy wonk geekery of open data are likely already aware, last Thursday the President of the United States issued an Executive Order Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.
1 comment Posted 30 May 2013 by David Eaves Feed
Transparency Camp event report
I got bitten at camp this weekend, but indifference would have been the only relevant repellant and thankfully, I'm allergic to that. Here's what I learned as a first-time camper. Transparency Camp is not for the faint of heart. It requires you to dig in deep. If you are a tech expert, like... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 May 2013 by Jill Miller Zimon Feed
open by default in local government
Recently there has been a lot of buzz around the release of the White House’s new Open Data Policy in Memorandum M-13-13. For those of you that may not have read the memorandum in its entirety it directs federal agencies to make all data open and machine readable by default. Obviously there are... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 May 2013 by Jason Hare Feed
open source in government programs
On March 15, 2013, ComputerWeekly.com, the “leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the UK IT community” published an article by Bryan Glick entitled: Government mandates 'preference' for open source. The article focuses on the release of the UK’s new Government... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 May 2013 by Adam Firestone Feed
Last week, The White House published an Executive Order by which the default method for government data collection and dissemination must now be:
0 comments Posted 14 May 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Citizen participation
As stressful as elections can be, they always bring a welcome surge of patriotism. United States citizens have a lot of opinions about their government, and election time is a good reminder that actually vollunteering time and resources is the best way to facilitate real change. Luckily we live in... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Nov 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Open the White House
This week, in the latest step to connect citizen developers with the tools they need to unlock government data, the White House updated their website to include a developers resources section. More than a mere technical reference post, the White House affirmed that:
1 comment Posted 13 Sep 2012 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments. While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing?... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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