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Open government isn't a new concept. Thanks to the proliferation of the printing press, the Age of Enlightenment blasted through Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries and brought demands for new rights: free speech, assembly, and, of course, the freedom of the press.
0 comments Posted 21 May 2014 by Michael Harrison (Red Hat) Feed
citizen participation in open government
By guest author Kelsey Foster Scandals, mismanagement, and back-room deals; the City of New Orleans has long endured a legacy of opaque policies and decision-making processes closed to its citizens. A historic disconnect caused by the city’s lack of available information has led to generations of... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 May 2014 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
hack the system
At the end of this month, thousands of entrepreneurial citizens from across the United States and the world will come together to improve their communities and the governments that serve them as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking from May 31 - June 1, 2014.
0 comments Posted 15 May 2014 by Ali Llewellyn Feed
grow open government projects
Do you have an idea that has the potential to transform how citizens interact with their government on a local, state, or even national level? Turning that potential into reality is a process that faces many challenges. But first things first: Where will you get your funding? Fortunately, there are... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 May 2014 by Adam Levenson 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
open government grants
We know how challenging fundraising can be. You start an innovative project using technology to make government more open and accessible and halfway through—you run out of money. Or maybe you know someone who is collecting municipal data and wants to make a cool app to help residents understand how... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Jun 2013 by Gabriela Schneider Feed
Transparency Camp event report
I got bitten at camp this weekend, but indifference would have been the only relevant repellant and thankfully, I'm allergic to that. Here's what I learned as a first-time camper. Transparency Camp is not for the faint of heart. It requires you to dig in deep. If you are a tech expert, like... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 May 2013 by Jill Miller Zimon Feed
text analysis technology
Churnalism US is a new web tool and browser extension that allows anyone to compare the news you read against existing content to uncover possible instances of plagiarism. It is a joint project with the Media Standards Trust.
0 comments Posted 30 Apr 2013 by Nicko Margolies Feed
open states
After more than four years of work from volunteers and a full-time team here at Sunlight we're immensely proud to launch the full Open States site with searchable legislative data for all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Open States is the only comprehensive database of activities from all state... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2013 by Nicko Margolies Feed

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