September 20th marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the release of the U.S. National Action Plan detailing the Obama administration's commitments to strengthen transparency in the federal government. The partnership and the administration'... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Sep 2012 by Gavin Baker 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
Transparency in government
Interested citizens and government professionals, meet your new pal, Scout. It sends you notifications when new developments in government happen—your government, your departments of interest, your items of relevance.  We caught up with Scout's creator, Eric Mill, a web and mobile developer at... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Aug 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Transparency in government
Recently, I created and launched a new website for the Sunlight Foundation called Scout. It's the product I'm the most proud of building in my three years there. It is essentially a search and notification engine for government action. Simple idea, simple presentation, and it's easy to compare... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Jul 2012 by Eric Mill Feed
In case you haven't noticed, it's an election year in the United States. And with the election in full swing, there is a plethora of data, from a myriad of sources, about what is on the mind of the electorate, what is driving voters to make their decisions, and how they are likely to vote.
0 comments Posted 24 Jul 2012 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Donkey elephant oops
A brief tweet from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) recently invited you to see her newly-decorated apartment and head-to-toe fashions. The problem? It wasn't her apartment. The link led to the website of a staffer in her press office and was promptly deleted from Twitter fifty-seven seconds later.... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Jul 2012 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
New Media Commons white paper examines future of transparency in peer review
The always-insightful Alex Reid has penned an essay "on the question of open peer review," which examines a draft white paper posted to Media Commons last week.
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open source is for lovers
I've always believed that the best things in life should come in open source packages. Openness is a natural synonym with selflessness and, thus, with love in its truest form. That's the analogy that instantly came to my mind after reading this article by Bryan Behrenshausen, which discusses ways... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Jun 2012 by Emilio Velis Feed
Fail faster
Promoting a culture that supports failure is a foreign concept to most people, but not for the panelists speaking about open government and business at CityCamp Raleigh. According to the panelists, who range from vice presidents of corporations to chief information officers of Raleigh government,... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jun 2012 by Casey Brown Feed
Relationship coffee
Sustainable Harvest’s inclusive business model is called Relationship Coffee™. While many companies today operate on a series of short-term, profit-driven decisions, Relationship Coffee transforms the way business is done by building long-term relationships based on transparency and trust. We... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 May 2012 by David Griswold Feed