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According to the 2012 Web Index Report, modern technologies are critically under utilized in Ireland—making the work of citizens like Denis Parfenov significantly challenging. If he wants to open up the Irish government, he's got to find a way to open up the data.
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Larry Lessig: The corruption of the American political system
Two years ago, I interviewed law professor, author, and Creative Commons co-founder Larry Lessig to discuss his work on institutional corruption and what he describes as the "economy of influence" in American politics. This week he was back in Durham, NC to discuss his new book, Republic, Lost: How... Read more
6 comments Posted 13 Jun 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) 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
Open*Life: 2011 in review
A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples:
0 comments Posted 2 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site. Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So far so good. But is this for real?
14 comments Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
An open source political party?
That's the same question that crossed my mind when I came across this site. Highlighted in green at the top, "Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!" So far so good. But is this for real?
14 comments Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
A draft executive order from the Obama administration recently surfaced titled “Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors.” If signed and implemented, potential contractors bidding on federal work would be required to disclose contributions and spending two years back.
1 comment Posted 17 May 2011 by Art Seavey Feed
There was a bit of news coming out the European Parliament recently that could be easily overlooked. MEP Indrek Tarand (of Estonia no less), along with some non-MEP partners, started the European Parliament Free Software User Group (EPFSUG). With goals like “assist people in using Free Software in... Read more
1 comment Posted 28 Feb 2011 by Art Seavey Feed
Jonathan Rauch wrote in the National Journal Saturday on the “radical decentralization” of the tea party. A “Tea Party Patriots coordinator and co-founder” talks about it this way: “I use the term open-source politics. This is an open source movement.... The movement as a whole is smart.”
2 comments Posted 16 Sep 2010 by Art Seavey Feed

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