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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
Mainstreaming the Gov 2.0 message in the Canadian Public Service
A couple of years ago I wrote a Globe Op-Ed "A Click Heard Across the Public Service" that outlined the significance of the clerk using GCPEDIA to communicate with public servants. It was a message - or even more importantly - an action to affirm his commitment to change how government works.... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 May 2012 by David Eaves Feed
Can government agencies be innovative?
Six reasons why government is not more innovative Steve Denning recently wrote a great post titled How To Make Government Innovative Again. In his post Denning asks the following: Why isn’t the Government generally more agile? Why isn’t innovation part of everything government does? Denning’s... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Paul Wolf Feed
Can government agencies be innovative?
Six reasons why government is not more innovative Steve Denning recently wrote a great post titled How To Make Government Innovative Again. In his post Denning asks the following: Why isn’t the Government generally more agile? Why isn’t innovation part of everything government does? Denning’s... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Paul Wolf Feed
The next generation of open source software procurement models
Swedish Framework Agreement Overcomes FUD, Inertia, Risks and Other Barriers One year ago, the new Swedish framework agreement for the procurement of open source became active. Five suppliers were contracted to provide software and services. Central government, the public educational sector,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 May 2012 by Adrian Offerman Feed
Sharing the open source journey with Kansas City
The first half of CityCamp Kansas City was productive, collaborative, and eye-opening. The morning was overflowing with open source knowledge, the sharing of ideas, and expert talks. The event started with 14 lighting talks–a ton of information crammed into a five-minute talk. More than 150... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
EveryVote: An open source platform with a side of democratic collaboration
You want to get more involved with your government, but the red tape and politics are overwhelming. Maybe you just want "the facts" to make your own informed decision. This is where start-up project EveryVote comes in. This is not an open source electronic voting project. EveryVote wants to... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Kansas City explores open government, civic life, and innovation
The exploration of open government and civic participation in Kansas City has already begun. This weekend, a new chapter begins. A chapter that will include open source, open data, citizen engagement, a Bike Walk hackathon, and more. In fact, it might materialize into several chapters that could... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open data takes a ride with geeks on DaBus
One of the first publicly available open dataset/API from the City & County of Honolulu is the one made available by O`ahu Transit Services, provider of The Bus service. With open data, anyone could develop an app using The Bus API and three such apps were built, Hea.theBus.org, Allb.us and an... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Apr 2012 by Burt Lum Feed
Is vendor lock-in costing Helsinki 3.4 million Euros per year?
A report on the City of Helsinki's pilot project for the use of OpenOffice in the public administrations leaves the public with more questions than answers. The city trialled the Free Software productivity suite on the laptops of council members for ten months in 2011. The suite enjoyed high... Read more
3 comments Posted 19 Apr 2012 by Karsten Gerloff Feed

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