Mel Chernoff reflects on Opensource.com's top open source in government stories for 2015.
If you haven't heard of 18F, it's time to get them on your radar. In this interview, we speak with Python developer and 18F engineering director Kaitlin Devine before her talk at All Things Open in Raleigh.
Mark Bohannon calls attention to a report highlighting the positive elements of government open source adoption.
Although procedural, the information gleaned from the consultation will help shape any formal legislation or other actions and regulations that the Commission deems necessary to achieve the goals of the DSM.
A collection of some of the most influential people gathering and speaking at the Code for America Summit 2015 to follow on Twitter.
As the the encryption access debate heats up in the United States and abroad, Mark Bohannon weighs the consequences of revisiting the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).
Are we on the cusp of seeing dramatic changes in the way governments operate by publishing and consuming open data? Mark Headd, Developer Evangelism at Accela seems to think so.
Earlier this year, Croatian political party ORaH published a new policy that relies heavily on open source solutions, addresses the dangers off vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way.
The Open Election Data Initiative wants to give access to election data for a true picture of an election process, including how candidates are certified, how and which voters are registered, what happens on election day, whether results are accurate, and how complaints are resolved.
The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement.