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Open brand
Do governments care about branding? You bet they do. With today's economic climate, governments are looking for ways to get an economic edge and create jobs. One of the ways to get ahead today is to create a perception or a promise that the locale is business-friendly, innovative, creative, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Transparency in government
Interested citizens and government professionals, meet your new pal, Scout. It sends you notifications when new developments in government happen—your government, your departments of interest, your items of relevance.  We caught up with Scout's creator, Eric Mill, a web and mobile developer at... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
An open source city takes shape: The impact of Open Raleigh
In part one of this series, we talked about open government scoring another victory with the City of Raleigh's Open Raleigh initiative. We reviewed the technological components of the open data portal, including ESRI, Granicus, GovDelivery, and SeeClickFix. It's pretty clear that these tools and... Read more
4 comments Posted 10 Jul 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
An open source city takes shape: Open, online tools and data
Open government scored another victory when the City of Raleigh announced the Open Raleigh initiative—an online repository with open data, web and mobile applications, and links to participatory tools and organizations. It’s all part of Raleigh’s open source strategy focusing on transparency,... Read more
1 comment Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
European Parliament expects open source usage report
The European Parliament's Directorate General for Innovation and Technological Support is to produce report on the EP's free and open source software programmes. MEP Bart Staes (Group of the Green and European Free Alliance) on 10 May added this as a requirement for the discharge of the EP's 2010... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Jun 2012 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
Fail faster
Promoting a culture that supports failure is a foreign concept to most people, but not for the panelists speaking about open government and business at CityCamp Raleigh. According to the panelists, who range from vice presidents of corporations to chief information officers of Raleigh government,... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jun 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
GovHack, GovCamp, GovJam aim to advance Gov 2.0 in Australia
Not one, but three upcoming events will bring more open government to Australia over the course of a week. GovHack, GovCamp, and GovJam will collectively allow citizens to interact with the public sector to collaborate, innovate, and share--advancing Gov 2.0 by using government data in new ways.
0 comments Posted 31 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
CityCamp Raleigh
Last year, CityCamp Raleigh raised the bar on the city’s adoption of open sourced solutions and helped bring citizens to the problem solving table. This weekend, the gang behind the event are hosting it again with the same $5000 prize for the best idea and solution.
0 comments Posted 29 May 2012 by Leo Suarez Feed
Innovation and collaboration stifled in red tape
It is hard to think of any environment as conducive to innovation as the Internet. With a good idea and the motivation to follow it through, anything is possible. Look at Wikipedia, the Google search engine, and Facebook, to name just a few success stories. Behind them are thousands of less famous... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 May 2012 by Paul Meller Feed
Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?
Last January, the City of Raleigh partnered with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State University, and local businesses to host the inaugural Innovation Summit. The purpose of the summit was to bring business leaders, entrepreneurs, marketers, investors, city officials, and thought... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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