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robobee
A provocative research finding is that 75-90% of all large organizational projects fail to meet their original objectives, (Patterson et al. (2006)). The same research suggests human practices and behaviors—more than technical or financial matters—are at the root of the breakdowns.
0 comments Posted 23 Oct 2012 by Michael Lennon Feed
A new dawn
I recently watched a new TED Talk by the first and former White House Deputy CTO Beth Noveck, delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is really the initial instigator of the modern open government movement in the United States and is now working to make it a reality worldwide. What I like best about... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Sep 2012 by Andrew Krzmarzick Feed
participation
In 2005, I started a new job working as the public geek at the Takoma Park Maryland Library, a public library in the Washington D.C. area. My main duty is helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations. I started the job soon after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and one day... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Sep 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
five questions with an opensource contributor
As the Community Manager of GovLoop—a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals—Andrew Krzmarzick suspects his role is pretty similar to leading an open source project. The open source way guides the company's decisions, communications, and interactions... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Code for Communities
UPDATE: Six mobile applications have been selected for teams to work on.  Each app targets a different facet of the community where there is an information gap.  The apps will be released with open source code to benefit the community. The following apps have been chosen:
0 comments Posted 30 Jul 2012 by Brian Gryth Feed
An architecture of participation
What happens when half of the world's population lives in cities? When over three billion people are online? When there are more than 15 billion connected devices? Old organizational models hit end-of-life. People behave differently. Organizations behave differently. What worked in the old world... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2012 by Marten Mickos Feed
open thread
Let's talk about our community discussion list. It's a public mailing list we created some time ago to facilitate conversation about opensource.com. We envisioned it as a channel for communication regarding both the website and the community that sustains it—not the content we feature here. And we... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Civil servants cut through the red tape and share government forward
‘Why not?!’ is the motto of Open Government Places.  The Open Government Places project allows civil servants to cut through the red tape, join forces, and share government forward. This project is called Deelstoel in Dutch (‘share chair’) and invites civil servants to ‘hack’ the government and... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 May 2012 by Kim Spinder Feed
Find civic engagement tools and their stories at Engagement Commons beta
With civic engagement becoming an increasingly critical component of successful governance in the 21st century, cities around the world are seeking to leverage technology as a tool for citizen participation, but civic leaders face real challenges finding, evaluating, and deploying the right... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 May 2012 by Lauren Dyson Feed
Five essential elements of an open government unconference
Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've been involved with open source for over a decade, but I never got involved in a community project in any significant way--until I found CityCamp. I haven't submitted a single line of code, but I'm... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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