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open government apps
Government CIOs have ample resources to do a great job for their communities and citizens. They have smart, well-intentioned people working for them and more low-hanging fruit than most private-sector CIOs dream of. The biggest problem is not budgetary, legal, or policy constraints, although those... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Sep 2013 by Ben Balter Feed
cloud in open government
The federal government’s march to the cloud has, at times, seemed more like a cautious ballet than anything else. While cloud-based projects are slowly rolling out, much of the agency emphasis is on private or community clouds as opposed to public providers. Security and data handling concerns play... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Sep 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
open government two way
It’s a relatively quiet time for most governments around the world right now. Typically, during this time there are few new initiatives, policies, or announcements related to open source. So, it’s a good time to consider the trends of the first half of the year and ponder what the remainder of this... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Sep 2013 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of sharing public data online, there is an increasing need to articulate what it means to open data—and how to create policies that can not only support... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Sep 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of sharing public data online, there is an increasing need to articulate what it means to open data—and how to create policies that can not only support... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Sep 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
the commons governance
Originally posted on Shareable. Reposted under Creative Commons. Written by Cat Johnson, a freelance writer focused on community, the sharing economy, the commons, and music. She's also a music lover and player. Follow her at Twitter. David Bollier is no stranger to politics. The author, activist... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Aug 2013 by Shareable Feed
open source in the military
Open source software offers the promise of a revolutionary transformation in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and government technology at a cost and pace that satisfies the competing requirements of shrinking resources and constantly accelerating global operations. While this technological... Read more
4 comments Posted 31 Jul 2013 by Adam Firestone Feed
sustainable open data
The release of the Open Data Charter by the G8 is testimony to the growing importance of open data worldwide. The Charter recognizes the central role open data can play in improving government and governance and in stimulating growth through innovation in data-driven products and services. It... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Jul 2013 by Open Knowledge Feed
open source governance and collaborative risk
"Ten years ago, open source—notably Linux—was often labelled a ‘fad’ or destined for the ‘hobbyist’ market,” said Mark Bohannon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs & Global Public Policy at Red Hat. "Fast forward to today. Owing not only to the benefits of the technology, but also to the... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Jul 2013 by Clarice Africa Feed
CMS in open government
NYC Community Board offices all have filing cabinets overflowing with hundreds of paper folders containing documents related to land use in their districts—board resolutions, liquor license applications, meeting minutes, Uniform Land Use Review Procedures, sidewalk cafe applications, and more. A... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Jun 2013 by Ellen McDermott Feed

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