There are three key things you need to tackle to get your feedback loop spinning. This is the foundational work that gets everyone pushing in the same direction and creates a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable having difficult conversations. As a leader, you must role model these... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Oct 2015 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
Working in an open organization means actively addressing everything that prevents collaboration. It means, as Sam Knuth says, "putting the moose on the table."
6 comments Posted 23 Sep 2015 by Sam Knuth (Red Hat) Feed
While it would be hard to argue that the Internet hasn't made governments at all levels more open, they clearly are not as open as they could be, nor are they as transparent as its citizens are.
3 comments Posted 16 Mar 2015 by Ryan Thornburg Feed
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. If there is one area in which the public interest calls for absolute transparency of the software and hardware used for performing data... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Mar 2015 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Every municipality should have an open data champion. The City of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is fortunate to have Jason Hare, an open data program manager and an open data consultant. Last year, Hare lead the effort to deploy a beta version of the first open data portal for... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Nov 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Three things that need to change for government to open source all software it creates.
15 comments Posted 14 Aug 2014 by Ben Balter Feed
transparency camp 2014 for open government
It's Open Government Week at, and the Sunlight Foundation is celebrating by bringing amazing people and projects together in open government, open data, and civic hacking. Join like-minded folks at TransparencyCamp in Washington D.C. on May 30 and 31.
0 comments Posted 12 May 2014 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
open government legislation
We're forecasting sunnier skies in Hawaii today, as Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign the state's first open data bill into law. The bill requires data already deemed public to be made available online and requires the state CIO to set policy and procedures that include "whenever... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Jul 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
More than open source
With the volcanic rise of the Android OS, smartphones are becoming predominantly open devices. Millions of people are happily walking around with Linux in their pockets and they don’t even know it. Nor should they have to; your average consumer will not choose a smartphone based on its open... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Jun 2013 by Erlend Sogge Heggen Feed
open source city
How can you apply the concepts of open source to a living, breathing city? An open source city is a blend of open culture, open government policies, and economic development. I derived these characteristics based on my experiences and while writing my book, The foundation for an open source city.... Read more
8 comments Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed